“Climate change concerns all of us, and everyone can take action for the climate” (European Commission, 2020)
Our planet is experiencing significant and accelerated change caused by greenhouse gases emitted by human activities. We are gathering significant scientific data looking to understand and then seek solutions to the problem.
Understanding the causes, effects and implications of climate change needs to be central to school education.
“Education is an essential element of the global response to climate change. It helps people understand and address the impact of global warming, increases “climate literacy” among young people, encourages changes in their attitudes and behaviour, and helps them adapt to climate change related trends.” UNESCO (2019)
Teaching the future campaign
Young people are deeply concerned about the climate crisis. Many are angry that action is still not being taken when it is their future at stake. Teach the Future is a youth-led campaign, that swept around the world urgently asking us to repurpose education around the climate emergency and ecological crisis.
Teach The Future (TTF) is designed to promote a highly relevant educational approach to climate change education, by applying open science and open data principles to the framework of a digital citizenship educational paradigm.
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Climate change simulations that project future climates are widely used used for adaptation, mitigation and resilience planning by climate modellers and analysts. However research undertaken by the Teaching the Future project indicates they may have great value along with climate games in engaging young people in climate debates and positive action. The simulations and games…
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