The critical role of education in the global climate change response was recognized in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as in Article 6 of the UNFCCC and Article 12 of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. These state that “Parties shall cooperate in taking measures to enhance climate change education, training, public awareness, public participation and public access to information”.
At COP 22 in Marrakech, Parties adopted a decision calling on governments, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, academia, research institutions, the private sector, state and local governments, and youth to continue to implement policies and activities on climate change education.
Building on the successful mobilization during Education Day at COP 22 in Marrakech, the COP 22 Presidency in partnership with UNFCCC and UNICEF, will host, a high-level event during Climate Week in New York City. They will come together to discuss the key role that education and youth play in the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, to foster the establishment of multi-stakeholder partnerships for climate change education.
This event is lead by the Moroccan COP 22 Presidency in partnership with the UNFCCC secretariat, UNICEF, the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection, and the United Nations Development Programme-Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme and others.