The Office for Climate Education relies on a close cooperation between international institutions and NGOs involved in climate change education, for scientific, pedagogical, financial and operational aspects.
- La main à la pâte foundation, acting for science education in France and worldwide, bringing a solid experience in sustainable development education and in pedagogical resource creation.
- scientific institutions (IPCC, Pierre-Simon-Laplace Institute, Institute of Research for Development, Météo-France, Météo & Climat, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, InterAcademy Partnership, etc.), involved in climate science outreach and education.
Based in Paris, the OCE has been created thanks to the financial and technical support of many partners, inter alia :
- The Foundation La main à la pâte;
La main à la pâte Foundation aims at developing science education at primary and middle school, in France and abroad. OCE has been created under the aegis of La main à la pâte Foundation, which shares its expertise about science education and education for sustainable development and its international network of partners, and provides administrative support to OCE.
The French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), an internationally recognised multi-disciplinary organisation, is a French public research establishment operating under the joint authority of the French Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation and the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. It takes an original approach to research, expertise, training and knowledge-sharing for the benefit of countries and regions, making science and innovation key drivers in their development. IRD in partnership with education and youth actors, designs and develops mechanisms inviting youth toward informed and engaged citizenship toward the sustainable development goals (SDG), especially SDG 13 for a sustainable climate action.
Météo-France is a meteorological and climatical national service in France. It is in charge of the weather prediction, past climate memory and study of the futur climate. Météo-France contributes to the IPCC work and support public policies and adaptation to climate change. Joining the OCE as a founding member, Météo-France exerces its missions in teaching as well as spreading of knowledge about climate and climate issues. Météo-France brings its expertise to create pedagogical resources and training teachers in France and abroad along with the OCE.
Météo et Climat is a non-profit association founded in 1852 as Société Météorologique de France. Chaired by the climatologist Jean Jouzel, its aims are to gather atmospheric and climate scientists, to support the interests of those involved in these fields, to play a role of expert, to promote the work of researchers and the innovations of socio-economic leaders and to raise awareness of the public, the media and the academics actors. As a founder member, Météo et Climat fully supports the OCE because education and training on climate change are among its priorities for future generations.
With the scientific and financial support of:
- The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK, Germany);
PIK addresses crucial scientific questions in the fields of global change, climate impacts and sustainable development. Researchers from the natural and social sciences work together to generate interdisciplinary insights and to provide society with sound information for decision making. Within this spirit, PIK supports OCE through scientific advice and co-development of relevant narratives.
- The Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL);
The Institut Pierre-Simon-Laplace (IPSL) is a research federation gathering 9 laboratories specialized on environmental sciences. Together, these laboratories managed to build a integrated model of the Earth system, able to simulate the present climate as well as past and futur climates. Aware of the importance of education, the IPSL supports the OCE in order to offer high quality pedagogical resources, elaborated with the specialists of the active pedagogy, and validated by scientists.
The Luciole Foundation has been contributing to the educational and environmental fields in both France and abroad, for over a decade now. Its objective is to help the needy, both children and adults, by allowing them to acquire the knowledge (mainly in agriculture) that will lead to self-sufficiency, in having access to basic education, and in raising their awareness of the fundamentals of health and hygiene. The foundation is also aware of the undeniable necessity to protect the environment and the need to respect all living things. It was thus naturally that it accepted to partake in the Office for Climate Education project, by bringing the financial support it needs. Today, the Luciole Foundation is proud to be a partner of this ambitious program, indispensable to bringing about change in the world.
- The Siemens Stiftung (Germany);
In a technology-driven world, understanding scientific and technological interrelationships is paramount for individual development and participation in society. For this reason, Siemens Stiftung is invested in strengthening and supporting science and technology education through active committee engagement and operative educational work. Our international educational program Experimento provides educators with practical training courses as well as high-quality teaching and learning materials. These materials are readily available in digital form to provide equal support for all pupils. Our engagement bundles discovery-based learning with value-building actions, helping to shape a socially-oriented, strong person.
- The foundation Prince Albert II de Monaco;
In June 2006, SAS the Prince Albert II of Monaco decided of creating his own foundation in order to help in preserving our planet’s environment. Three main actions are defined as: protection of the biodiversity, access to water and fighting against climate change. The foundation Prince Albert II of Monaco supports environmental projects at the international level in targeted regions: polar regions, Mediterranean basin and developing countries. The foundation plays a major role in the improvement of scientific knowledge as well as deciders awareness. The foundation supports the OCE in his target actions.
- The IPCC, Technical Support Unit of group 1;
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group I (WGI) Technical Support Unit (TSU), as one of the four TSUs of the IPCC, helps facilitate the production of IPCC assessment reports on climate change. In particular, the WGI TSU coordinates the development of the Working Group I assessment (The Physical Science Basis). In the IPCC’s current Sixth Assessment cycle, the TSU has also assumed coordination of the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C. The TSU is keen to promote and support the usage of IPCC reports in education and outreach, including encouraging and assisting IPCC authors to participate in such activities. To the OCE, the TSU brings a broad knowledge of the concepts, topics and contributing researchers/institutions across the domains of climate change research, accrued through its editorial role in the production of IPCC reports.
- InterAcademy Partnership (IAP).
Since 1993, IAP for Science, previously known up to now as the InterAcademy Panel, has harnessed the power found in the world’s scientific community to address global challenges and create contribute to a more successful world.
IAP Science brings together 107 member academies to advise the global public and decision-makers on the scientific aspects of critical global issues, such as poverty, sustainable development, climate change, biotechnology and global health. It also works to improve science education and scientific literacy in member countries across the globe. IAP works closely with the OCE to strengthen the role that Climate Change education plays in society.
The Office for Climate Education network also includes local operational partners, partnering institutions and NGO’s.