Types of intervention within the education sector to reduce forthcoming impacts of climate change
Although factors such as long-term food insecurity and reduced economic growth will directly affect education in lower-middle income countries, the education sector is not in a position to address the root of the issues, which occurs in other sectors.
Therefore, this blog focuses on what can be done specifically within the education sector to adapt and reduce the negative impacts of climate change on education. Importantly, this blog does not attempt to cover the potential role of the education sector in reducing greenhouse gas emissions to mitigate climate change.
I propose a framework of three types of adaptation education intervention: retrofit, systems strengthening, and new buildings and infrastructure interventions. The aim is to ensure that all three categories receive attention, and that interventions cover the short to the long term.
This framework is not meant to be comprehensive—there are always exceptions to the rule—but it is designed to help progress how we are approaching adaptation in education.