Read about the successful World Climate Teach-In Day in Ébolowa, Cameroon in english
Universities and schools from a total of 88 countries downloaded climate lectures provided by this year's World Climate Teach-In Day. To date, more than 45,000 students have potentially been informed through the dedicated lectures which had been downloaded more than 1,600 times. Next year's Climate Teach-In Day will be dedicated to "Climate Change in Africa".
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UNEP's Achim Steiner asks students worldwide to look hard at the facts, look hard at the challenges but above all concentrate on the opportunities that climate change provides. Watch his video
The event will consist of lectures on different aspects of climate change prepared by reknowned experts in the field. The lectures will be prepared in a way that allows the contents to be understood by secondary school and university students. [More]
Aims of the "World Climate Teach-In Day"
The aims of the "World Climate Teach-In Day" are:
- to disseminate scientific information on climate change in a way that allow is to be broadly understood, including elements related to its environmental, social, economic and policy aspects to schools and universities around the world;
- to raise awareness among secondary and university students on the complexity of matters related to climate change and the need for personal engagement and action;
- to provide an opportunity to introduce projects and other initiatives being undertaken at the international but also at the regional and local level by schools, universities, government bodies, NGOs and other stakeholders;
- to discuss the problems, barriers, challenges and chances and potentials related to climate change both in the local and regional level but also globally.
Last but not least, the "World Climate Teach-In Day" is meant to encourage more networking and information exchange among participants and hopefully catalyse cooperation initiatives and possibly new projects.