MEXICO - International Conference on Climate Change Education

On April 16th and 17th, the "International Conference Project ALEC: Strengthening Capacities in Schools for Climate Change" will take place at the Engineering Tower of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), in Mexico City.

This conference, organized by Innovación en la Enseñanza de la Ciencia, A.C. (INNOVEC), the Office for Climate Education (OCE), and the UNAM Institute of Engineering, aims to showcase the progress made in Mexico and in the region in Climate Education through the Latin America Climate Education Project (ALEC).

The ALEC Project has been successfully implemented in public schools of Basic Education in Mexico for the last four years. It has trained over 2,000 teachers and impacted more than 60,000 students. The project aims to help teachers and students understand, from a scientific perspective, climate change, its causes, consequences, and provide them with resources and tools to carry out adaptation or mitigation projects in their communities.

The conference will address key issues related to climate change in the Mexican context, including climate impacts, social impacts, and public policy. It will highlight the importance of climate education in shaping critical, responsible, and proactive citizens.

Experts in climate change, teachers, educational authorities, companies, and foundations from Mexico and Latin America will share their experiences and insights on how to strengthen capacities in schools to address climate change. The conference will provide an invaluable space for idea exchange, professional development, and the establishment of collaboration networks.

Watch the live broadcast of the conference (in Spanish) 



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