TEACHERS FOR THE PLANET PROGRAMME
Putting teachers and education leaders at the centre of the education response to our climate crisis.
LearningPlanet Alliance, with its coalition partners the Aga Khan Foundation and Teach For All, is excited to announce the launch of its Teachers for the Planet Programme.
Together, this coalition galvanizes action to make more explicit and concrete links between the education and climate change sectors for real impact at school- and system-level with tangible outputs that transform education towards 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 online repository, 100 of which will be presented to policymakers at COP28, and we need your help to find them! Are you an exceptional educator working to address the climate crisis in your school or community? If so, please tell click on the ‘submit your solution’ button on the top of the page, 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.”
Driven through the LearningPlanet’s Teachers for the Planet Circle, the programme has two aims in the lead-up to COP28:
Build Community: 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.
Inspire Action: 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:
- Access by teachers, students, and Ministries of Education to new forums of technical, financial, and political decision-makers in climate change;
- Agency by teachers, students, and Ministries of Education to design, innovate, and showcase new school-, community-, and learner-driven solutions to addressing the climate crisis;
- Action by teachers, students, and Ministries of Education by offering new teacher training/customizable learning resources about addressing climate change in and through education.
Join us for key events throughout the year
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- 10 November 2022 (in-person): Building Community: COP 27 Side-Event: “Unleashing the Power of Education for the Planet”
- 16 December 2022 (virtual): “From Teacher Action to Policy Change”: operationalizing GPE’s Climate-Smart Education System
- 28 January 2023 (virtual): Programme launch during the LearningPlanet Festival on the occasion of the International Day of Education
- 28 February 2023 (virtual): “Greening Learning.” The what and the how for teachers, schools, and system leaders in operationalizing UNESCO’s Pillar 1 of the Greening Education Partnership
- 28 March 2023 (virtual): “Greening Schools.” The what and the how for teachers, schools, and system leaders in operationalizing UNESCO’s Pillar 2 of the Greening Education Partnership
- 21 April 2023 (virtual): “Greening Capacity.” The what and the how for teachers, schools, and system leaders in operationalizing UNESCO’s Pillar 3 of the Greening Education Partnership
- 23 May 2023 (virtual): “Greening Communities.” The what and the how for teachers, schools, and system leaders in operationalizing UNESCO’s Pillar 4 of the Greening Education Partnership
- 5-7 June 2023 (in-person): Inspiring Action: The Schools 2030 Global Forum in Portugal
- July 2023: 17 Rooms Collaboration: Connecting policy and practice agendas for Room 4 in climate/education
- August 2023: Pre-UNGA Meeting: Inviting members from across the SDG constituencies in climate/education
- September 2023 (in-person): UNGA Side Event: TES One Year Later: Progress Report on Greening Education
- November 2023: COP 28: A Different COP28 for Education and the Planet: New Policies, Investments, and Impact
More about the coalition
The coalition co-leads are:
- The LearningPlanet Alliance that leads a global community of practice dedicated to the transformation of education and the co-construction of a learning society;
- Teach For All’s network of 60 independent national organizations and global Climate Education Community; and
- The Aga Khan Foundation’s Schools2030 global community of 1000 schools, 50,000 educators and 500,000 learners across 10 countries to design new solutions for improving holistic learning outcomes, including advancing climate resilience in and through education.
Other members include: Asociata Volens, Brookings Institution, the Climate Governance Commission, EARTHDAY.ORG, Earth Warriors Global, The Education Commission, the Education Outcomes Fund, the FCDO, Global School Leaders, GPE, Teach the Nation, One Resilient Earth, the Varkey Foundation, and many more, plus teachers and school leaders from over 50 countries!
Learning and research that has shaped the Teachers for the Planet programme
Brookings Institution’s Unleashing the creativity of teachers and students to combat climate change
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 Greening Education Partnership
UNESCO’s Youth Survey on Climate Education (COP27)
World Bank: Impact of K-12 climate education on pro-climate outcomes
Find out more about the Teachers for the Planet Programme by watching past sessions: