COP 23 UN Side Event on Climate Change Education : Partnerships are key to changing minds and actions

When, local time: 
Thursday, 16 November 2017 -
1:15pm to 2:45pm
Where: 
Germany, Bonn
Type of Event: 
Category 8-Symposium

On the occasion of Education Day of the UN Climate Summit (COP23), the UN Alliance on Action for Climate Empowerment will organize a panel discussion on harnessing partnerships for climate change education.

As is highlighted by Sustainable Development Goal 17, “a successful sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society… built upon principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the planet at the centre”. Exactly the same can be said about the Paris Agreement. Education and training is crucial to prepare our societies to implement the Paris Agreement and advance sustainable adaptation and mitigation action. In order to be effective, relevant and reach an important scale, education and training on climate change need to involve a large number of partners.

The panel will include speakers from institutional, academic and private backgrounds, who will discuss how harnessing partnerships including a broad range of stakeholders and beneficiaries, should be a key strategy for global work on raising awareness and building capacity on climate change.