Throughout 2022, the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and GPE worked together to identify a new approach needed to address climate and environmental change in and through education. We co-hosted a conference on the topic in June, co-curated a series of blogs, and collaborated to identify opportunities to get education higher up the agenda at COP27.
Just before the year ended, Minister Andrew Mitchell launched FCDO’s new policy Position Paper: “Addressing the climate, environment and biodiversity crises in and through girls’ education”. This paper sets out FCDO’s vision for bringing the relationship between girls’ education and climate and environmental change – two of the UK’s top development priorities – into sharper focus.
FCDO’s new Position Paper:
- Makes the case for joint action
- Provides a new framework for delivering climate-smart education systems
- Sets out what FCDO will do to leverage the education and climate nexus
- Calls for financing, people and partnerships to make progress.