Enhancing Climate Change Education: The Role of the Greening Curriculum Guidance

As the co-coordinator of Pillar 2 (Greening Curriculum), within the UNESCO-led Greening Education Partnership, the Office for Climate Education is pleased to announce our involvement in the development of the "Greening Curriculum Guidance." This initiative represents a major step forward in our shared commitment towards integrating climate change education into national curricula worldwide.


A Comprehensive Framework for All Learners

The Curriculum Guidance outlines a comprehensive framework tailored for various age groups, structured around three core dimensions: cognitive, social-emotional, and behavioral learning. This inclusive approach ensures that individuals at any life stage attains a thorough understanding of climate issues and develops the capacity to contribute to mitigation and adaptation measures.

Key Topics addressed in the Curriculum:

  • Climate Science
  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity (developed by OCE)
  • Climate Justice
  • Building Resilience
  • Post-Carbon Economies
  • Promoting Sustainable Lifestyles


Setting Ambitious Goal

By 2030, our goal is to see climate change education incorporated into the national curricula of at least 90% of countries. This ambitious target is essential for catalyzing action at the country level and for ensuring that educational systems worldwide can monitor and evaluate their progress towards cultivating a more sustainable future effectively.

For additional details and to access the Greening Curriculum Guidance, please visit UNESCO’s website: https://www.unesco.org/en/articles/greening-curriculum-guidance-teaching-and-learning-climate-action

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