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Teach for the Planet

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Educators everywhere are standing up for the planet and for their students. We have a crucial role to play when it comes to climate action. What we teach matters. The survival of our students matters. We must inspire students and communities to action.

Teach for the Planet aims to ensure that climate education, based on science and with a civic action focus, becomes as fundamental as teaching reading and writing.

The campaign will drive global mobilisation for quality climate education leading up to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November 2021.

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Education International Manifesto on Quality Climate Change Education for ALL

27 April 2021

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  1. Teach for the Planet 7 April 2021

    Education International Manifesto on Quality Climate Change Education for All

    The climate crisis is the greatest threat facing humanity and our planet. With little time left to reverse the current course and keep global temperature rise below +1.5°C, climate action is more urgent than ever.

    Read more Education International Manifesto on Quality Climate Change Education for All

#Teach4ThePlanet at COP27

  1. Climate action and literacy 4 November 2022

    Join us! Teach for the Planet at COP27

    The 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) is taking place in Egypt, from November 6th to the 18th. Education International will bring the Teach for the Planet campaign to COP27 to advocate for climate justice, quality climate education for all students, and a just transition for all workers.

    Read more Join us! Teach for the Planet at COP27
  2. Climate action and literacy 4 November 2022

    COP27 event | Educators on a heating planet: Ensuring a just transition in the education sector

    November 10 | 11:00 - 12:00 noon EET

    The climate crisis can be felt in the education sector in the here and now. Educators’ work and lives are being impacted by climate change in countries across the world. To ensure the right to quality education for all students and the right to decent work for all educators in...

    Read more COP27 event | Educators on a heating planet: Ensuring a just transition in the education sector
  3. Climate action and literacy 4 November 2022

    COP27 event | Quality climate change education for all: What is it and how do we achieve it?

    November 9 | 17:00 to 18:00 EET

    The world needs quality climate education for all. But what defines “quality” when it comes to climate change education? What does it look, sound, and feel like in the classroom and in communities? What impact does it have? And what steps do we have to take to make it a...

    Read more COP27 event | Quality climate change education for all: What is it and how do we achieve it?
  4. Climate action and literacy 19 October 2022

    Education unions build power for climate justice

    Last week representatives from education unions across the world came together online to share experiences, build power, and strategise to advance Education International’s Teach for the Planet campaign.

    Read more Education unions build power for climate justice

#Teach4ThePlanet Research: Grading countries on climate education

  1. Climate action and literacy

    The Climate Change Education Ambition Report Card

    Christina Kwauk
    28 September 2021

    Conducted by Christina Kwauk, the Education International Climate Change Education Ambition Report Card examines the level of ambition on climate education and the extent to which countries prioritise education as a tool for climate action.

    The Climate Change Education Ambition Report Card
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  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 31 May 2022

    4 alarming findings about education across countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions

    Christina Kwauk

    Last year at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (or, COP26) in Glasgow, Education International unveiled the Education International Climate Change Education Ambition Report Card . The Report Card featured my analysis of 95 updated, revised, or new Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and their attention to climate change education as...

    Read more 4 alarming findings about education across countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions
  3. Climate action and literacy 21 March 2022

    On the road to COP27, the MENA region is far behind on climate change education ambition

    Christina Kwauk

    Next week, the United Arab Emirates will host the first ever Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Climate Week . Many of the international delegates from last year’s COP26 will kickstart their journey to COP27 (to be held in November 2022 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt) by looking to the MENA...

    Read more On the road to COP27, the MENA region is far behind on climate change education ambition
  4. Climate action and literacy

    The Climate Change Education Ambition Report Card: Focus on the Middle East and North Africa

    Christina Kwauk
    21 March 2022

    Conducted by Christina Kwauk, the Education International Climate Change Education Ambition Report Card examines the level of ambition on climate education and the extent to which countries prioritise education as a tool for climate action. This special edition of the Report Card focuses on countries in the Middle East and...

    The Climate Change Education Ambition Report Card: Focus on the Middle East and North Africa
    1. Climate Change Education Ambition Report Card: Focus on MENA
    2. تقرير أداء طموح التعليم في مجال التغير المناخي
more: #Teach4ThePlanet Research: Grading countries on climate education

Campaign News

  1. Climate action and literacy

    Educators on a Heating Planet: Shaping Education Unions’ Vision for a Just Transition

    Alanah Torralba
    13 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...

    Educators on a Heating Planet: Shaping Education Unions’ Vision for a Just Transition
    1. Summary of research findings
    2. Research Report
  2. Climate action and literacy 27 September 2022

    Teach the Teacher: Students and teachers join forces for climate education

    The student-led Teach the Teacher campaign continues with a new round of events around the world. The campaign is focused on educating teachers about climate change, climate justice, and equipping them with the resources and confidence they need to implement climate education in their classrooms.

    Read more Teach the Teacher: Students and teachers join forces for climate education
  3. Climate action and literacy 2 May 2022

    Iraq: Kurdistan’s educators advance climate change education

    The Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) has called for the government of this Iraqi region to provide more funding and pay more attention to climate change and its impact on people. The KTU organised a series of informational seminars for its members during the national week dedicated to tackling climate change...

    Read more Iraq: Kurdistan’s educators advance climate change education
  4. Climate action and literacy

    Education in climate policies: Are countries in North Africa and the Middle East making the grade? (Arabic)

    29 April 2022

    This side event of the Middle East and North Africa Climate Week 2022 discussed the role of education in the fight against the climate crisis and how countries can step up their climate education ambition. With interpretation in Arabic.

  5. Climate action and literacy

    Education in climate policies: Are countries in North Africa and the Middle East making the grade? (English)

    29 April 2022

    This side event of the Middle East and North Africa Climate Week 2022 discussed the role of education in the fight against the climate crisis and how countries can step up their climate education ambition. With interpretation in English.

more: Campaign News

#Teach4ThePlanet at COP26

  1. Climate action and literacy 8 December 2021

    COP 26 key outcomes: Why is this important for education unionists?

    Alanah Torralba

    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,...

    Read more COP 26 key outcomes: Why is this important for education unionists?
  2. Climate action and literacy 10 November 2021

    Education is now on the agenda at COP 26, but there is more work to be done

    Education International (EI), has brought the voice of teachers to the COP2 conference in Glasgow to ensure that education is not overlooked as a necessary component in tackling the climate crisis.

    Read more Education is now on the agenda at COP 26, but there is more work to be done
  3. Climate action and literacy 5 November 2021

    COP26 event | Teaching for climate action: Schools shaping the future

    Event co-organised by the OECD, Education International, and UNESCO

    The education sector has a unique role to play in building a greener twenty-first century. The OECD, Education International, and UNESCO have launched a joint initiative to gather teaching expertise on what makes a difference in empowering students for climate action.

    Read more COP26 event | Teaching for climate action: Schools shaping the future
  4. Climate action and literacy 5 November 2021

    COP26 event | Roundtable: Why climate literacy and civic skill building will solve the climate crisis – Answers from civil society, educators, and governments

    The discussion highlights EARTHDAY.ORG’s Climate and Environmental Literacy Campaign and its mission to ensure every school worldwide has integrated, assessed climate and environmental education with a strong education component.

    Read more COP26 event | Roundtable: Why climate literacy and civic skill building will solve the climate crisis – Answers from civil society, educators, and governments
  5. Climate action and literacy 5 November 2021

    COP 26 dispatch: Net-zero, carbon markets and quality climate education

    Alanah Torralba

    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...

    Read more COP 26 dispatch: Net-zero, carbon markets and quality climate education
more: #Teach4ThePlanet at COP26

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  1. Teach for the Planet

    Manifesto on Quality Climate Change Education for All

    7 April 2021
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