Alanah Torralba is a Filipino climate justice campaigner who specialises in international policymaking. She was a former climate journalist in the Philippines, where she reported on extreme weather events, the impacts of climate change on the public health of indigenous peoples, and multilateral climate policy negotiations. She has a master’s degree in Political Science and is currently based in Barcelona, Spain.
Written by Alanah Torralba
Climate action and literacy
Educators on a Heating Planet: Shaping Education Unions’ Vision for a Just Transition
Alanah Torralba13 October 2022
Educators are on the frontlines of climate change: every day, they are contending with the worst consequences of changes to the world’s climate. From extreme hurricanes and storms to massive flooding, prolonged droughts, severe heatwaves, and sinking islands, climate change is already altering the education sector in indirect yet profound...
Climate action and literacy 8 December 2021
COP 26 key outcomes: Why is this important for education unionists?
COP 26, shorthand for the 26th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), was touted as the most important climate summit since the Paris Agreement was established in 2015. Owing both to mounting public pressure and the disruption caused by the Covid 19 pandemic,...COP 26 key outcomes: Why is this important for education unionists?
Climate action and literacy 5 November 2021
COP 26 dispatch: Net-zero, carbon markets and quality climate education
Activists and the private sector are clashing over ‘net zero’ and carbon markets at COP 26 in Glasgow, Scotland. At the crucial climate talks, activists such as Greta Thunberg slammed the recent announcement of UN finance ambassador Mark Carney that more than 450 financial institutions under the banner Glasgow Financial...COP 26 dispatch: Net-zero, carbon markets and quality climate education
Climate action and literacy 4 November 2021
COP26 dispatch: Global leaders meet at COP26 as the world demands urgent climate action
COP 26, slated as the most important climate summit since the Paris Agreement was forged in 2015, kicked off in Glasgow, Scotland last Monday with a series of statements from high-level actors, ranging from heads of state, business leaders, activists, and prominent media personalities.COP26 dispatch: Global leaders meet at COP26 as the world demands urgent climate action
Climate action and literacy 25 October 2021
Seven things to know about COP 26: A quick guide for education unionists
After a one-year delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, world leaders, negotiators, civil society representatives and key stakeholders will be convening for the UN climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland from October 31 to November 12. The two-week conference aims to mobilise urgently needed climate action in order to meet the...Seven things to know about COP 26: A quick guide for education unionists
Climate action and literacy
Teach for the Planet | An Education Unionist’s Guide to Climate Education Advocacy
Alanah Torralba30 September 2021
We can still avoid the worst consequences of climate change if we start making critical changes today. This is where teachers can make a difference: by educating students and their communities about the pathways to a more livable and equitable future.