Transforming how our next generation thinks about the environment requires profound changes in teaching and learning. Research shows that teachers are committed to teaching about climate change and sustainability, but too often are not provided with the training, tools, time, professional autonomy or support they need to do so effectively.
Since teachers lie at the heart of any change in education, including education on the climate, the OECD, UNESCO and Education International are launching a joint initiative to gather teaching expertise on what makes a difference in empowering students for climate action, and develop a mentoring network to help teachers learn from each other as well as from leaders in the field.
Join us for an online event to launch this collaborative initiative. The webinar will focus on the unique role that the education sector can play in building a greener twenty-first century.
Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for Education and Skills
Susan Hopgood, President of Education International
Vibeke Jensen, UNESCO’s Director of Peace and Sustainable Development
Melania Brenes, Vice Minister of Education from the Republic of Costa Rica
Lorenzo Fioramonti, Professor, MP and former Italian education minister
Dr Maisha Reza, Chairperson of the Commonwealth Students’ Association, Global Student Forum
Moderator: Nick Nuttall, consultant and former Director of Communications and Spokesperson for the UN Environment