The Office for Climate Education at the COP25

This year's United Nations Climate Change Conference ( will bring together 197 nations and territories, in Madrid, from the 2nd to the 13th of December. A great opportunity for the Office for Climate Education to present its educational missions: from the production of educational resources, to the professional development of primary and secondary school teachers around the world, on the climate change topic.


What is the COP25?

For two weeks, the COP25 brings together the 197 countries that have ratified the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Their agenda focuses on promoting and implementing initiatives and policies with important climate ambitions, targetting both mitigation and adaptation goals. The countries negotiate and define those goals and ensure their follow-up. Among them, education is considered key to meet current and future climate change challenges.

COPs have been held yearly in November-December, since the adoption of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (in the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit, in 1992). In 2018, COP24 was held in Katowice (Poland) and this year, the conference that was to take place in Santiago (Chile), will be held in Madrid (Spain).

From the 9th to the 13th of December, 2019, the OCE will have the pleasure of participating in three educational events at the IPCC-WMO (World Meteorological Organisation), the European and the French pavilions.


The agenda of the events:

  • Tuesday, 10th December, from 09:00 am to 10:30 am, at the IPCC-WMO pavilion

  • Tuesday, 10th December, from 06:30 pm to 08:00 pm, at the European Pavilion

  • Friday, 13th December, from 03:00 pm to 04:30 pm, at the French pavilion



  • Eric Guilyardi - Researcher in Oceanography and Climatology, IPSL/CNRS
  • Pierre Léna - Astrophysicist, Academy of Sciences, President of the OCE
  • Lydie Lescarmontier - Glaciologist, Science Officer at the OCE
  • Valérie Masson-Delmotte - Climatologist, co-chair IPCC
  • Cliona Murphy - Researcher in Pedagogy, University of Dublin
  • Lucilla Spini - Director of Scientific Programs, International Science Council


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