COP26 – Climate And Environmental Literacy For All

The next Conference of Parties (COP) is scheduled for November of 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. The United States officially re-entered the Paris Agreement on February 19th, 2021 after the Trump administration reversed the decision to become a signatory. 

Prakash Javadekar, Former Indian Environment Minister

COP, is the decision-making governing body of an international convention. Conventions cover a range of topics, many of them pertaining to environmental issues.

EARTHDAY.ORG along with its partners like Clean Future is working on Climate Literacy Campaign that seeks compulsory climate education in primary and secondary schools worldwide and is asking for global leaders to solidify their commitments to implementing ambitious education system change at COP26.

We are in support of Action for Climate Empowerment or ACE which is Included in the Article 12 of the Paris Agreement, the “overarching goal of ACE is to empower all members of society to engage in climate action, through education, training, public awareness, public participation, public access to information, and international cooperation on these issues.”

While ACE covers all aspects of education and outreach for all ages, we focus our efforts on the education of youth ages 6 to 18 in formal school systems.

EDO and the partners are working to catalyze international support for strong outcomes on climate and environmental literacy at the UN climate conference (COP26) in Glasgow.

One that ensures all nations are firmly committed to requiring that all students experience mandatory and high-quality climate and environmental education, coupled with civic education that meets the challenges and opportunities unfolding in the 21st century.

Reference- Earth Day Network Newsletter, National Geographic, Discovery TV, UNFCCC website