Finland has an ambitious target to become carbon neutral by 2035. H‘Climate education’ is key to meeting ambitious national and municipal decarbonization targets in the future. In shaping the next generation of increasingly pro-active, responsible and climate-conscious citizens, education can indeed be understood as an important instrument for policy. Today, youth understanding of climate change and possible action vary widely by age and gender, potentially inducing personal anxiety and interpersonal tension. While relevant teaching materials exist for primary school education, there may be a lack of appropriate materials for older students. In addition, there are a number of promising extra-curricular initiatives. This project addresses a potential gap between governmental climate education aims and student experience within everyday learning environments and activities.
Read more about the process in the blogs!
- Boosting climate education is all about people
- Insights and opportunities for climate education
- Climate Education – Whose values are we teaching?
- Teaching and growing climate knowledge
- Raising a carbon-neutral generation
- A school pact for climate education
This project was showcased during the 2020 Final Show.
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