A Thematic Day on Education and climate has been held on December, 4th, at the 21st Conference on climate change in Paris.
This Day and the Article 12 of the final agreement (‘Parties shall cooperate in taking measures, as appropriate, to enhance climate change education, training, public awareness, public participation and public access to information, recognizing the importance of these steps with respect to enhancing actions under this Agreement’) are a bottom up initiative and a success of the Paris-Education2015 Collective, a group of educationalists, organizational leaders and politicians working for the integration of education into the Paris Climate Conference 2015.
It is the first time that the education is recognized as mean for fighting against the climate change. A ‘Manifesto’ – titled ‘Ten billion human beings: to live together, let’s change the education!’ – calls for a global citizenship education.
Now the group would like to confirm the initiative at the COP22 in Morocco and to design a three years action-research project between Africans and Europeans researchers and educators.
People interested in collaborating to the Marrakech environmental education meeting in 2016 and/or a action-research action can contact the WEEC Permanent Secretariat.
Download the Manifesto (English) (Français)
Read the introduction of Yves Reinkin to the Thematic Day (French only)
Read a comment of Jacqueline Charron, Secretary of the ‘Les Amis de Circée’ association (French only)
Links to documents on the Thematic Day/Liens aux documents du Thematic Day:
Ministries meeting/Pour la partie avec les ministres : Thematic Day Education au développement durable – COP 21 – Ouverture de la conférence
First round table/Pour la 1ère table ronde: Thematic Day Education au développement durable – COP 21 – Table ronde 1
Second round table/Pour la seconde table ronde : Thematic Day Education au développement durable – COP 21 – Table ronde 2 et clôture de la conférence
Download the youth speech (French only)