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Climate action and literacy

The world is undeniably facing a climate emergency. As defenders of truth and science, teachers are mobilising for climate justice and literacy.

We are working to ensure climate change education is taught in schools across the world to equip students with the critical knowledge they need in their daily lives and to inform their choices as active citizens. We advocate for climate education to be integrated into curricula, initial teacher training and continuous professional development and for education to be recognised as a key tool in the fight against climate change.

Together with students, with the global trade union movement and civil society partners, we advocate for a just transition in order to secure workers’ rights and livelihoods as economies shift to sustainable production.

Our work in this area

  1. Opinion 10 April 2018

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #22: “Learning Matters and the World Development Report 2018”, by Keith Lewin

    Keith Lewin

    “Learning to Realise Education’s Promise” is the first time the World Bank has devoted an entire 240 page World Development Report (WDR) to education and learning. It is surprising that it has taken so long given that the main purpose of the Bank is to finance development, and low income...

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #22: “Learning Matters and the World Development Report 2018”, by Keith Lewin
  2. News 17 January 2018

    Costa Rica makes two years of pre-primary education compulsory

    Education International has welcomed the move by Costa Rica to make two years of pre-primary education mandatory before primary school in an effort to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal on education.

    Costa Rica makes two years of pre-primary education compulsory
  3. Opinion 5 December 2017

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #6: “A sceptic’s review” by Prachi Srivastava

    Prachi Srivastava

    When the World Bank announced that the 2018 World Development Report (WDR) would be on education, I was sceptical. I’m not denying the Bank’s research expertise. It devotes substantial money and staff and has a trove of reports that are accessible in the public domain. It’s also open to criticism...

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #6: “A sceptic’s review” by Prachi Srivastava
  4. News 23 November 2017

    UN climate conference produces an underwhelming outcome

    Education International joins the international trade union movement in deeply lamenting the fact that the 23rd United Nations climate change conference did not keep its promises despite the urgent climate emergency.

    UN climate conference produces an underwhelming outcome
  5. News 17 November 2017

    COP23: promoting climate change education for a fair economic transition

    Education International reiterated the importance of emphasising climate change education in order to achieve a fair transition towards carbon-free economies during the 23rd United Nations climate change conference.

    COP23: promoting climate change education for a fair economic transition
  6. Opinion 16 November 2017

    Engaging our students in conversations about the consequences of disengaging from global institutions: lessons on US withdrawal from UNESCO.

    Fernando M. Reimers

    Educating students to be engaged democratic citizens requires that they learn to engage with current affairs in schools. Engaging students with real world issues is also a way to get students to become more motivated with their studies and, over the long term, to be more effective professionally and more...

    Engaging our students in conversations about the consequences of disengaging from global institutions: lessons on US withdrawal from UNESCO.
  7. News 30 October 2017

    Francophone education unions assemble to improve the teaching profession

    After meeting in Dakar, the Board of the Comité Syndical Francophone pour l’Education et la Formation committed to promoting quality public education accessible to all, as well as increase vibrant and respected teacher trade unionism.

    Francophone education unions assemble to improve the teaching profession
  8. News 20 October 2017

    Nobel Laureate leads historic march across India to keep children safe

    When Kailash Satyarthi commits there is no way of stopping him, which was evident as millions followed his call to end the sexual abuse and trafficking of children in what was the country’s biggest march.

    Nobel Laureate leads historic march across India to keep children safe
  9. News 21 September 2017

    EI takes the lead on education funding during the UN General Assembly

    Education International stressed the importance of sustainable education funding this week in New York as the 72nd United Nations General Assembly placed the issue at the top of its priorities.

    EI takes the lead on education funding during the UN General Assembly