Evidence on climate change and environmental degradation challenges conventional views of the future - pushing climate and environment to the forefront of the global political agenda. This blog argues that educations impact should not be under-estimated – for example a ranking of initiatives to reduce carbon emissions puts girl’s secondary education at number six; above more widely trumpeted technological solutions.
Education has a critical role to play in shaping our collective global future. It’s time the global education community wakes up to the contribution it can make. In considering how education can help, let’s review some facts, fallacies, and ways forward.
Climate change will disproportionately impact the less industrially developed countries (LIDCs) that depend on rain fed agriculture and have limited physical and financial mitigation. Impacts are already being felt on both the supply and demand sides of education.