The online repository is now live!
Over the past year, we have developed a community of practitioners involved in education and climate change, working towards the goal of ensuring that every child has access to quality climate change education.
We have collected 100 outstanding teacher-led and -tested local climate education solutions from 60 countries! We presented these to policymakers in an online repository at the Rewired Summit as a part of COP28 on 8 December 2023.
Welcome to Teachers for the Planet
Learning Planet Institute, the Aga Khan Foundation and Teach For All are excited to lead the Teachers for the Planet Programme.
The programme galvanizes action to foster explicit and concrete links between the education and climate change sectors for real impact at the school and system levels, with tangible outputs that position education actors for climate action and leadership.
The coalition and programme puts teachers and education leaders firmly at the centre of the educational response to our climate crisis.
The programme has now started looking for solutions for its repository of 100 education solutions that will be presented to leaders and policymakers at COP28, and we need your help to find them! Are you an exceptional educator or educational leader working to address the climate crisis in your classroom, school or community? If so, please share your climate education solution with us (by clicking on the ‘submit your solution’ button) and share this invitation with your networks.
Background to the programme
We have learned from research, forums, and peers that educators and teachers are often absent from the design of the educational response to the climate crisis. In the lead-up to COP28, we intend to change this.
Unleashing the creativity of teachers and students to combat climate change through student-driven and student-led community-based climate action projects would be a quick win for improving the overall quality of education for the 21st century rife with crises.
— Brookings Institution Report, 2021
Teachers for the Planet at COP28!
On 8 December, we hosted a side event at the RewirED Summit to celebrate the launch of the growing Teachers for the Planet online portal of over 100 Teacher-Led Climate Education Solutions from 60 countries. In the breathtaking ambience of the DP World Pavilion at COP28, the session surfaced key challenges and opportunities to design and operationalize climate education policy and practice at scale. Teachers, senior policy leaders and climate education leaders co-created new recommendations for how best to overcome climate education challenges to advance national climate education ambitions.
Call for solutions
Our last session...
Call for solutions
About the Teachers for the Planet Programme
The programme has two aims in the lead-up to COP28:
Establish a strong global community of practice for school and system-level leaders in climate and education where new solutions are discussed and debated for the future of the planet.
Develop a new online and offline repository of proven innovations in climate and education that are useful for teachers, school leaders, and education/climate policy-makers.
Through these aims the coalition and Programme seek to increase levels of:
... By teachers, students, and Ministries of Education to new forums of technical, financial, and political decision-makers in climate change;
...by teachers, students, and Ministries of Education to design, innovate, and showcase new school-, community-, and learner-driven solutions to addressing the climate crisis;
...by teachers, students, and Ministries of Education by offering new teacher training/customizable learning resources about addressing climate change in and through education.
Read the learning and research that has shaped the Teachers for the Planet programme
- Climate Change is our Responsibility in a Climate-Changed World
- Prioritizing Climate Education Is a Win-Win, Not a Trade-Off
- Climate education must be locally rooted and globally informed
- Brookings Institution’s Unleashing the creativity of teachers and students to combat climate change
- FCDO’s Position Paper Addressing the climate, environment and biodiversity crises in and through girls’ education
- The Glasgow 10-year Work Programme on Action for Climate Empowerment from COP26
- GPE’s 7-Dimensional Climate Smart Education System Framework (under development)
- OECD’s The State of School Education Report
- UNESCO’s Futures of Education Report
- UNESCO’s Youth Survey on Climate Education (COP27)
- World Bank: Impact of K-12 climate education on pro-climate outcomes