Why is accessing data so important for climate education?

June 2nd, 2024 / Comments Off on Why is accessing data so important for climate education?

Climate data is a crucial resource we should use in education, its visualisation enhances understanding and engagement with complex environmental issues. Teaching the Future has provided access to authentic original climate data using global datasets from scientists and the latest European data from the Copernicus project. There are several key aspects that teachers and educators READ MORE >

European Green Competence Framework published

May 15th, 2024 / Comments Off on European Green Competence Framework published

The development of a European sustainability competence framework GreenComp  is one of the key education policy actions set out in the European Green Deal. This seeks to act as a catalyst to promote learning on environmental sustainability in the European Union. GreenComp identifies a set of twelve sustainability competences to feed into education programmes to READ MORE >

banner image

European Climate Pact Toolkit Available

April 4th, 2024 / Comments Off on European Climate Pact Toolkit Available

Teaching the Future has engaged with the European Commission in its Education for Climate initiative. This brings together teachers, educators, experts and policy makers to share and develop relevant approaches to climate education. More than 800 people are engaged in this community initiative. All are welcome to join.  Find out more about Education for Climate The READ MORE >

D3 banner image

Digital data project receives quality label

February 27th, 2024 / Comments Off on Digital data project receives quality label

Teaching the Future was developed from an earlier Erasmus Plus project D3 – Developing Digital Data literacy, which examined the importance  of teaching data literacy in schools. D3 (2020-2023) after external review and evaluation has just been awarded the Erasmus Quality Label from the Flemish national agency EPOS (#Eposvzw)  for the work undertaken . D3 READ MORE >

coding banner image

Coding for Climate initiative launched

January 25th, 2024 / Comments Off on Coding for Climate initiative launched

Teaching the Future aims to use data and technology to help teach/learn about the climate crisis.  This interesting new initiative came to our attention. A new activity called Coding for Climate has been launched by Take Action Global (TAG), an NGO with formal association with the United Nations. Teachers and their students will seek to find READ MORE >

heatwave banner

“Teaching the Future” Marks a Successful Conclusion for Implementing Climate Change Education in Schools

December 20th, 2023 / Comments Off on “Teaching the Future” Marks a Successful Conclusion for Implementing Climate Change Education in Schools

After two transformative years, the ambitious “Teaching the Future” project is drawing to a close, leaving behind an indelible mark on climate change education. Launched with the vision to integrate climate education into school curricula, this project has far exceeded its initial goals, fundamentally reshaping how climate change is taught in classrooms. Explore the pedagogical READ MORE >

action banne rimage

Europeans remain very concerned about climate change

December 1st, 2023 / Comments Off on Europeans remain very concerned about climate change

According to the European Commission, a Eurobarometer survey shows that more than three quarters (77%) of EU citizens think climate change remains a very serious problem. Climate change is considered the most serious problem facing the world by respondents in seven countries: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Finland, and Sweden. It ranks READ MORE >

copernicus map

Teachers meet to pilot Teaching the Future course on climate education

November 8th, 2023 / Comments Off on Teachers meet to pilot Teaching the Future course on climate education

The Teaching the Future project organised a teacher training workshop for partners in Athens at project partner Doukas School. The purpose was to meet with teachers in order to trial and pilot the open access online course on climate education created by the project. The course consists of four training modules: – Climate – addressing READ MORE >

NASA image banner

Bringing resources, tools and training for climate education

November 1st, 2023 / Comments Off on Bringing resources, tools and training for climate education

The Teaching the Future project is set in the context of the EU Green Deal and the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Teaching The Future is based on the need to tackle the climate emergency and ecological crisis. Curriculum opportunities and relevant teaching approaches have been evaluated through a research report. Pedagogies for active citizenship READ MORE >

resources banner image

Climate data dashboard and resources update

October 3rd, 2023 / Comments Off on Climate data dashboard and resources update

Based on feedback received from the education Community and our review of climate education research, we have made substantial additions and improvements to the Teaching the Future climate data dashboards created as part of the Teaching the Future Erasmus Plus project – available at: https://teachingthefuture.eu/climate-dashboards/ The data sets now include European data from Copernicus, providing climate READ MORE >

banner headline prediction

35 Years Of Climate Change Predictions

September 29th, 2023 / Comments Off on 35 Years Of Climate Change Predictions

35 years since the first climate change predictions – were they alarmist? Since the 19th century, researchers have been warning about the global repercussions of human actions. James Hansen’s research group at  was the first to confirm that the increase in greenhouse gas emissions was altering the planet’s climate. In their scientific article, published in READ MORE >

activists photo

Climate Activists Take Countries to Court

September 2nd, 2023 / Comments Off on Climate Activists Take Countries to Court

Young Portuguese Climate Activists Take 32 Countries to Court Over Inadequate Climate Action This month six young individuals from Portugal are taking legal action against 32 countries through the European Court of Human Rights. They accuse these nations of failing to adequately address the urgent issue of climate change. The basis of their argument lies READ MORE >

ice banner

New research suggests signs of an ocean circulation collapse

August 5th, 2023 / Comments Off on New research suggests signs of an ocean circulation collapse

A new study published in the journal Nature Communications, suggests that the Gulf Stream system, known as the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), could collapse as soon as 2025. AMOC plays a crucial role in carrying warm ocean water northwards, driving the Atlantic’s currents. However, increasing freshwater influx from melting ice caps, especially from Greenland, READ MORE >

scorched earth banner image

Coping with the Scorching Heatwave: How Communities Are Adapting

July 30th, 2023 / Comments Off on Coping with the Scorching Heatwave: How Communities Are Adapting

As the planet grapples with the escalating effects of climate change, extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and intense. Heatwaves, in particular, are posing a significant threat to human health, the environment, and daily life. These events have resulted in death tolls, with last summer’s heatwave killing more than 61,000 people across Europe. Heat-related READ MORE >

heatwave banner

Summer 2023 shows extreme weather effects from climate change

July 5th, 2023 / Comments Off on Summer 2023 shows extreme weather effects from climate change

2023 has seen wildfires, heatwaves, and major floods. Meanwhile, ocean temperatures are increasing, with average surface temperatures reaching unprecedented levels for June and sea ice failing to regrow in the Antarctic. Throughout July, extreme weather has caused havoc across the planet, with temperatures breaking records in China, the United States and southern Europe, sparking forest fires, water shortages and READ MORE >

change game banner image

Climate games and simulations for education

May 14th, 2023 / Comments Off on Climate games and simulations for education

The Teaching the Future project has identified different interesting visualisations that help present climate change issues and a created a gallery of innovative games and simulations related to climate change and teaching the future. Recent research by Imperial College, London has shown that young people aged 16-24 are most likely to be particularly concerned about READ MORE >

action banner

IPCC Climate report focuses on science for citizens

April 14th, 2023 / Comments Off on IPCC Climate report focuses on science for citizens

The latest IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report from the climate scientists has given a ‘final warning’ to policy makers on the crucial need for action on climate change. It clearly says we must fast-track climate efforts across every country. The report states that “attention to equity and broad and meaningful participation” can build “social trust” READ MORE >

climate action banner image

Where do teachers find the resources for teaching Climate change?

March 31st, 2023 / Comments Off on Where do teachers find the resources for teaching Climate change?

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time, and teachers play a crucial role in educating the next generation about it. However, with the vast amount of information available online, it can be challenging for teachers to find reliable and accurate sources of information on climate change. Research undertaken in preparation READ MORE >

ODD banner

Celebrating World Open Data Day

March 27th, 2023 / Comments Off on Celebrating World Open Data Day

Open Data Day (ODD) was celebrated by the Open Data Charter this year on March 23rd 2023 . Open Data Day is an annual celebration of open data all over the world, where groups and communities gather to reach out to new people and build new solutions using open data. Creating awareness around open data READ MORE >

TTF dashboard banner image

Testing the TTF Climate Data Dashboard

March 14th, 2023 / Comments Off on Testing the TTF Climate Data Dashboard

Teaching the Future is an initiative to address the need for reliable authoritative climate-related data for students and teachers. The Teaching the Future project has reviewed teacher needs, discussed the data issues with climate experts, teacher educators and climate scientists and invited responses from the wider educational community through involvement in the European Commission Education READ MORE >

misinformation banner image

Most teenagers learn about climate change on social media – is this worrying?

February 18th, 2023 / Comments Off on Most teenagers learn about climate change on social media – is this worrying?

An EdWeek Research Center survey recently showed that more than half (56%) of 14-18 year olds learn “some” or “a lot” about climate change through social media. Social networks such as YouTube or TikTok can be places to generate new perspectives and connections, as well as to find high-quality learning materials. However, they are also READ MORE >

earth map banner

Earth Map shows climate data

February 15th, 2023 / Comments Off on Earth Map shows climate data

Earth Map (https://earthmap.org/) is an innovative and free application developed by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. It was designed in the framework of the partnership between the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and Google. Earth map facilitates the visualisation, processing, and analysis of land and climate data. Earth READ MORE >

report banner

Teaching climate report published

January 17th, 2023 / Comments Off on Teaching climate report published

Early in 2020, nine-year-old Sophie asked her teacher “Is it true we’ve only got ten years to save the planet?” In that moment, her teacher was unsure what to say…..  (Kirby and Webb, 2021)  The first result of the Teaching the Future project has been published, looking to provide some recommendation to help answer this question. READ MORE >

ocean circulation

Changes in Global Ocean Circulation

January 9th, 2023 / Comments Off on Changes in Global Ocean Circulation

The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) is a large system of ocean currents that carry warm water from the tropics northwards into the North Atlantic. It acts like a conveyor belt, driven by differences in temperature and salt content – the water’s density. As warm water flows northwards it cools and some evaporation occurs, which READ MORE >

climate pact banner

European Climate Pact meeting and education resources

January 4th, 2023 / Comments Off on European Climate Pact meeting and education resources

The European Climate Pact is celebrating two years of taking climate action together, in our worlds, for our planet. On 1 February 2023, the European Commission is bringing together Climate Pact Ambassadors, experts and activists to take stock of the journey so far and discuss ways to build a more sustainable Europe for the future. You READ MORE >

UN COP27 banner

Key Takeaways Of COP 27

December 22nd, 2022 / Comments Off on Key Takeaways Of COP 27

COP27, or the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), was held in November 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. COP27 brought governments together to accelerate global efforts to confront the climate crisis. It was an important moment because the latest science shows that climate change is moving READ MORE >

simulation banner image

Climate change games and simulations

November 10th, 2022 / Comments Off on Climate change games and simulations

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 READ MORE >

Belgrade city aerial

Second partner meeting in Serbia

October 28th, 2022 / Comments Off on Second partner meeting in Serbia

On Friday, September 16, International School hosted experts, teachers and representatives of different partner organisations with the aim of making another step towards the establishment of effective and comprehensive climate change education. This meeting was held in Belgrade, as part of the Teaching the Future project, which aims to implement education about climate change and the environment READ MORE >

mediterranean forest

Dealing with climate refugia

October 20th, 2022 / Comments Off on Dealing with climate refugia

A ‘climate refugia’ is an area that might act as a refuge for biodiversity in case of climate change; a ‘biodiversity hotspot’ is an area with a higher than average level of biodiversity. The latter term is sometimes used for areas that host particular concentrations of rare or endemic species (without necessarily being specific in terms of READ MORE >

Webinar: the Universalisation of Climate Education

October 11th, 2022 / Comments Off on Webinar: the Universalisation of Climate Education

A webinar hosted by UNESCO was held on 10th October I 15:00-16:30 CEST to look at the importance of quality climate education. In this webinar, participants heard from leading organisations and departments in the field of climate change education, including UN agencies, ministries, and global NGOs. You will learn about the many efforts already being READ MORE >