The United Nations have declared climate change is one of the major challenges of our time. In that context, teachers require educational resources as well as professional development to be able to offer climate change education to their pupils.
Created in 2018, the Office for Climate Education (OCE) aims to organise a strong international scientific, educational and operational cooperation for Climate Change education.
The OCE and its partners will offer (during the period 2018-2022) to primary and middle schools’ teachers free and interdisciplinary educational resources, as well as professional development opportunities and field accompaniment based on IPCC “Assessment reports” and “Summaries for policy-makers”.
These teaching resources will be free, interdisciplinary, adapted to local needs, widely spread, translated in many languages and will facilitate an active pedagogy. Based in Paris, the Office for Climate Educationwill work with a global network of local or regional partners in over 40 countries already, including the InterAcademy Partnership for Science – a global federation of Science Academies.
The Office for Climate Education began in 2018 as a foundation under the aegis of La main à la pâte Foundation, and founded by the Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL), the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Météo-France, and Météo & Climat, in partnership with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and the Siemens Stiftung.