Revolution in Climate Change Education

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Revolution in Climate Change Education

PRESS CONFERENCE

02 DECEMBER 2019 at 10:00

ROOM CHILOE

eduCCate Global, the Climate Change Phenomena

Madrid, Spain: More than 7 billion people are suffering from the adverse consequences of Climate Change1 and many of our planet’s inhabitants are only set to face increasing environmental pressures as a result of direct human consequence. To support our global population in achieving a greater understanding of Climate Change, the environment and human impact - education is a fundamental requirement. Without action, the world will fail to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. The eduCCate Global Project is a joint partnership with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) set up to deliver and place a Climate Change Teacher in every school.


“Young children are far more vulnerable to climate-related disasters and associated health risks than any other social group.” Says Melanie Harwood, Chief Executive of eduCCate Global, “We need to give them the tools to understand the effects of a changing climate so that they can make well informed and effective action in the future. Now, more than ever, teachers need to take the lead in helping our youngsters make sense of the issues and options.”


eduCCate Global has already gone on to become the United Nations’ most successful education partnership, after just six months seeing more than 11,000 accredited teachers in over 40 countries2 and a further 20,000 currently in training. Once a teacher has been accredited they can register with eduCCate Global to share and interact with fellow Climate Change Teachers Worldwide and access cutting edge

resources and new education initiatives in the fields of Climate Change and Sustainability - all aimed at ensuring our world’s future education fundamentally includes sustainability.

Key Information

  • eduCCate Global was launched in April 2018 by Co-Founders Melanie Harwood and Denise Meisner

  • The initiative started in the United Kingdom, within 120 days, 10% of British Schools had access to a Climate Change Teacher or one in training

  • The Program is Now Active in over 40 Countries Worldwide

  • There are currently more than 11,000 accredited teachers worldwide and a further 20,000 currently in training to become a Climate Change Teacher

About eduCCate Global

eduCCate Global is a joint partnership with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) to develop and deliver a Climate Change Education Program and UN Accredited Climate Change Teacher to every school worldwide. eduCCate Global launched in April 2018 and is now active in over 11,000 schools worldwide, and more than 20,000 teachers currently in training globally.

Contact

Please contact Nigel Powell, Public Relations Director of eduCCate Global at nigel@eduCCateGlobal.org for comment, enquires or to arrange an interview about this press release.

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