Climate Change Education Organisations worldwide

Explore this exciting line-up of climate change education organisations.

With goals ranging from training teachers on climate change to developing science links and supporting the global response to climate change threats; there is a lot to get your teeth into. 

Find out about Young Reporters for the Environment and the great job they are doing in communicating important messages. And hear about the ways people are tackling the huge problems of pollution and loss of diversity.

I'm sure there will be something to inspire you.

Education for Climate Coalition

The Education for Climate Coalition's aim is to 'inspire, develop and draw on innovative European education capabilities.' Its collaborative basis enables ideas, experience and decisions to be shared by both students and teachers and other educational actors.

The Education for Climate Coalition's priorities are to: 'train teachers; bridge education with science; develop green skills and competencies; raise awareness; change behaviour.'

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

The UNESCO site has numerous resources including research documents, videos and updates from around the world in the field of environmental education. A central aim of UNESCO is to build peace though cooperation in education, sciences and culture on a worldwide scale. Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals as stated in the 2030 Agenda is a key aim.  The UNESCO site is definately one of the key climate change education organisations.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

The UNFCCC has an informative document 'Action for Climate Empowerment: Guidelines for accelerating solutions through education, training and public awareness'. The UNFCC  is tasked with supporting the global response to the threat of climate change. It has close to universal membership (197 parties) and is the parent treaty of the 2015 Paris Agreement, which had the main goal of keeping the global average temperature rise as close to 1.5 degrees as possible. The UNFCC is also the parent treaty of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. 

Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE)

The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) is active in over 81 countries. Founded over 40 years ago, it provides education programmes such as Eco-schools, Learning about Forests and Young Reporters for the Environment. Their new strategic plan, GAIA 20:30, focuses on taking action to tackle the threats of pollution, climate change, and loss of biodiversity in nature.

Climate Change Education Organisations: UK based

National Association for Environmental Education (NAEE)

The UK National Association for Environmental Education promotes environmental education in the UK. Founded 50 years ago, the NAEE provides support and resources for those engaged in enabling children and youth to participate fully in ecological learning experiences and make a positive impact on the future. The NAEE won a Green Apple award for its effective support for environmental education.