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

UN CC:Learn Partners Welcome UNHCR in the Partnership!

20 September 2016 | Geneva, Switzerland

"Climate change will force people into increasing poverty and displacement, exacerbating the factors that lead to conflict, rendering both the humanitarian needs and responses in such situations even more complex." 

Climate change is recognized today as one of the most serious challenges to the global community, potentially affecting almost all aspects of life across the planet and affecting the mandates of all UN organizations. The effects of climate change compound the negative impacts of displacement.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is the organization in charge of ensuring the protection of refugees at the international level, and it recognizes the importance of education on climate resilience to protect the life of refugees around the world. The UN CC:Learn partners are happy to welcome UNHCR in their midst, and are working forward for further collaboration, including for the organization of Youth Climate Dialogues in refugee camps.  

Discover more of UNHCR’s project on climate change here.

UNHCR's publications on climate change and education are also available here.

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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).