Climate Change Teacher Training Academy

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About the eduCCate Global Project

Delivered by Harwood Education and UNITAR

This Project was conceived by Melanie Harwood, Education Specialist, and Denise Meissner, Occupational Therapist and Autism Specialist, both of Harwood Education. A partnership was formed with the UN CC:Learn (UNITAR) Team to deliver our vision and our mission to ensure that there is a Climate Change Teacher, accredited by the One UN Climate Change Learn Partnership in Every School throughout the world.  Please note!  This is Phase 1 of the eduCCate Project.

Phase 2 launches 12th August in the first 2000 Schools with a Climate Change Teacher and will deliver more than 2000 cross-curricular climate curriculum Lessons, all based on the current school curriculum but with Climate Change Literacy at their core and delivered on the eduCCate Global Platform.  Children will teach children throughout the world about Climate Change, Sustainability, the SDGs and the Green Economy in the context of their communities.  We can only do this with the help of Teachers, Parents, Children, Communities and Headteachers.  

Our Timeline

Harwood Education has teamed up with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) to develop and deliver an innovative Climate Change Education Programme for primary and secondary schools in the UK. This ambitious multi-annual project will seek to develop a comprehensive package of interactive classroom materials on climate change for school teachers and children:

1) UN Climate Change Learn: Specialist E-Course for Teachers
2) UN Climate Change Learn: Interactive Teaching Programme for Children





The eduCCate Global Partnership was Co-Founded by Melanie Harwood and Denise Meissner, launched in partnership with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

eduCCate Global smashed an original pilot target of 80 Climate Change Teachers with more than 2,000 Accredited Climate Change Teachers within just two months of launching the program.

In 2019 we will launch the eduCCate Global Community, a platform designed to enable collaboration in Climate Change Education, with lessons, networks and more. We will open the platform to our initial schools in September 2019 and all eduCCate Schools later in the month.

By 2020 we have ambitious plans to have placed a Climate Change SLE (System Leader for Education) in every UK school and are shifting our focus globally. We will also roll out many new and exciting initiatives to our eduCCate Global Schools.

Our Progress


Accredited Climate Change Teachers


Countries Worldwide


eduCCate Community Engagements a Week

Our Team

Melanie Harwood

Co-Founder & CEO

Tim Collins


Denise Meissner


Jonathan Harwood


Want to Join the Team?

We are always on the lookout for talented people to join and support our team. We are currently looking for Volunteer Language Translators and Community Engagement Leads to help us spread eduCCate globally.

Contact Melanie at: mel@eduCCateGlobal.org

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