UNESCO chief says global education must transform to tackle climate crisis – Harlem World Magazine

Every day, more than a billion children go to school from Harlem to Hollywood.

The United Nations has called climate change the greatest threat modern humans have ever faced.

Climate education for all students is a crucial strategy to address our environmental crisis.

So what has been done so far with curricula in global school systems?

Alexander Leicht, head of UNESCO’s Education for Sustainable Development Section, told young climate activist Sofia Lana in a NET ZERO exclusive that tackling climate change is about “rethinking everything we do, change our lifestyles and our way of thinking and acting”. He underscores the urgent need for climate change to be “a core curriculum in schools around the world”, emphasizing that “education must fundamentally transform to address the climate crisis. We need cross-curricular multidisciplinary integration of climate change and sustainability which teaches students how to become climate activists capable of engaging in the political process to push for better legislation.

NET ZERO is an acclaimed new video and podcast series that features 24 young climate activists from the Protect Our Planet (POP) movement, in association with Planet Classroom, who are asking global environmental thought leaders the questions on how their nations are progressing towards their Net Zero 2050 Commitments since their commitments at COP26.

Watch the show below:

The Protect Our Planet Movement

The Protect Our Planet (POP) movement is an initiative designed to address the urgent need to share information and knowledge with young people about solutions to achieve the UN-adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), mitigate climate change and adapt to its growth. repercussions.

Aimed to achieve the size, scale and momentum to become a global movement, POP mobilizes young people around the world to take the collective action needed to mitigate climate change and protect threatened ecosystems.

The Planet Class Network

The Planet Classroom Network, hosted by CMRubinWorld, brings together musicians, dancers, video game creators, filmmakers, activists, learning innovators and emerging technologists from around the world to entertain, educate and engage young people, and provide a rich cultural experience to all.

Content presented to young people and by young people on the Planet Classroom Network is provided by 29 cultural organizations around the world.

Young people around the world have played a significant role in conceptualizing, creating and producing the network’s vision and programming.

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