Investing in People and Learning to Foster a Climate Resilient and Green Transition

eduCCate Global

EduCCate Global is a joint initiative between the One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn) and UK based Harwood Education which aims to build climate change literacy across the world by empowering teachers and students to better understand the issues and to become part of the solution. The programme has two main phases: phase I, aims to have a UN CC:Learn accredited climate change teacher in as many schools as possible throughout the world and phase II will deliver more than 2,000 cross-curricular climate curriculum lessons delivered through the eduCCate Global platform. The partnership is calling all teachers to join the initiative and become a climate change leader in their classroom and among their peers. 

UN Climate Change Learn Teacher Academy 

The partnership established the UN Climate Change Learn Teacher Academy offering a selection of free e-courses on cutting-edge climate change topics through a dedicated portal. The portal draws from the well-established UNCC:Learn e-learning site which has been providing free access to a wide range of courses since 2014 backed by more than 30 UN and other international organisations. Teachers are invited to engage with the most relevant and engaging courses which include interactive lessons, tutorials, and videos. 

 

To become an UN Climate Change Learn Accredited Teacher, the individual must  complete and pass five mandatory courses as a result of which s/he will be able to describe and explain fundamentals such as the causes and effects of climate change; key international legal commitments and provisions; the effects of climate change on human health, how climate change can affect children, how urban areas can be affected by climate change and some important gender dimensions. 

 

The five compulsory courses include: ‘Children and Climate Change’, ‘Health and Climate Change’, ‘Cities and Climate Change’, ‘Gender and Environment’ and ‘International Legal Regime’. Other optional courses are offered, for example on 'Sustainable Diet’ with the intention of expanding this optional offer overtime to other relevant areas.

 

An UN CC:Learn accredited teacher gains access to world-class learning resources courtesy of the UN CC:Learn so that they are equipped with up to date and credible climate change and environmental knowledge needed to educate and empower the next generation. The online training is entirely free and teachers also benefit access to the eduCCate Global community, national and global visibility as well as exciting School Sustainability and Eco Initiatives. For more information access here.

On the News

Sky News, 'Climate change teacher programme' 

Sky News, 'Climate teacher: A changing climate demands a change in curriculum'

Sky News, 'Climate change lessons taught in schools as UN accredits teachers'

Il Fatto Quotidiano, 'L'ora di clima nela scuola certificata dall'Onu'

BBC 5 Live Interview, 'Climate change teacher recruitment'

Publico, 'Mi profe de cambio climático nos ha dicho…'

North Tne Government, 'World First for North Tyne Metro Mayor'

The Guardian, 'England region plans world-first for climate change teaching'

Die Welt, 'Berlin students fight to get climate change onto lesson plans'

COP24 Press Conference

 

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