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

COP 20 Adopts Ministerial Declaration on Climate Change Education

15 December 2014 | Lima, Peru

The 20th Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the UNFCCC has adopted the Lima Ministerial Declaration on Education and Awareness-raising. The Declaration encourages “governments to develop education strategies that incorporate the issue of climate change in curricula and to include awareness-raising on climate change in the design and implementation of national development and climate change strategies and policies in line with their national priorities and competencies.” The Declaration thereby confirms and strengthens the Doha Work Programme on Article 6 that was adopted at COP 18 in 2012.

Over the past years, UN CC:Learn has been at the forefront of supporting countries in implementing Article 6 of the Convention through the development and implementation of national climate change learning strategies in five pilot countries.  At present the partnership is further scaling-up, including five new national projects and a sub-regional hub in Central America.

About UN CC:Learn

UN CC:Learn is a partnership of more than 30 multilateral organizations supporting countries to  design and implement systematic, recurrent and results-oriented climate change learning. At the global level, the partnership supports knowledge-sharing, promotes the development of common climate change learning materials, and coordinates learning interventions through a collaboration of UN agencies and other partners. At the national level, UN CC:Learn supports countries in developing and implementing national climate change learning strategies. Through its engagement at the national and global levels, UN CC:Learn contributes to the implementation of Article 6 of the UNFCCC on training, education and public awareness-raising, and the 2012-2020 Doha Work Programme.  Funding for UN CC:Learn is provided by the Swiss Government and UN partners. The Secretariat for UN CC:Learn is hosted by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).