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WCTID Success Story
Read about the successful World Climate Teach-In Day in Ébolowa, Cameroon in english or french.

World Climate Teach-In Day 2010 a Success
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".

EU Climate Commisioner takes patronage
EU commissioner Mrs Conny Hedegaard is the patron of this years’ world climate teach-in day. Read more about what she has to say.

World Climate Teach-In Day poster
Free download of our World Climate Teach-In Day poster here!
Want a hardcopy for your school or university? Please e-mail a short note with your full contact data to: klima@ls.haw-hamburg.de

Achim Steiner asks students worldwide
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.

What is it all about?
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]

Format

The "World Climate Teach-In Day" consists of:

  1. a set of 50 lectures in English prepared by some of the leading experts on climate change,
  2. a set of videos on the scientific, economic and social aspects of climate change which can be downloaded and a
  3. discussion forum which will be on-line for 24 hours during the period of the initiative.

The lectures are divided into four categories:

Category A: Lectures on the scientific aspects of climate change including on modeling, forecasts and data analysis.
Category B: Lectures on social aspects on climate change, including economics, policy-making and social impacts.
Category C: Lectures dealing with education, communication and training on climate change.

Along the three themes, lectures describing regional initiatives, projects and other efforts involving different groups and stakeholders will be especially welcome, in particular those with approach/methods that may be replicable, transferable or likely to be of interest to a wide audience.

Moreover, the "World Climate Teach-In Day" will pay a special emphasis to research linking climate change with one or more of the Millennium Development Goals' categories: poverty and hunger; universal primary education; gender equality and women's empowerment; malaria, and other diseases; as well as environmental sustainability.

In addition to lectures, participant schools and universities will be provided with a set of guiding questions which can then be discussed as well as with a film which can be shown whenever possible.

In order to keep the requirements as simple as possible, the lectures will be made available as downloadable PDF presentations which may be downloaded by users. A range of related video clips will also be available for visualizing selected impacts of climate change>.

The discussions forum over the course of the "World Climate Teach-In Day" will offer participants the chance to interact with the lecturers and and have first hand insights into the latest discussions on matters related to climate change at schools and universities around the world. Whilst individuals, universities and schools will used the "World Climate Teach-In Day" for information, direct scientific and cooperation contacts between the participants will also be encouraged.

In addition to the lectures, participants of the "World Climate Teach-In Day" will have access to two further features of the International Climate Change Information Programme in Hamburg, namely the "Climate Change Studies Library" and the "Climate Projects Around the World". These will also be visited and their information and documents may be downloaded.