‘Forging futures’: A global education-climate caucus
‘Forging futures’: A global education-climate caucus

On the heels of the Africa Climate Summit in Kenya and ahead of COP28, this global ministerial event will bring together climate and education actors in a commitment to support and solve the two greatest child rights crises of our time.


Without quality education for all, the number of deaths due to the climate will rise dramatically, communities will not adapt, and climate goals will continue to elude us. Conversely, investing seriously in transforming education systems is an untapped resource in tackling the climate emergency.

The event will include special announcements, high-level commitments, and networking to progress the education-climate agenda ahead of COP28.

Special guests throughout the day will include:

  • Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO HQ
  • Gordon Brown, UN Envoy for Education and former UK Prime Minister
  • Laura Frigenti, CEO of the Global Partnership for Education
  • H.E Farah Sheikh Abdulkadir, Federal Minister of Education, Culture and Higher Education, Somalia
  • H.E. Dr. Marie Michelle Sahondrarimalala, Minister of Education, Madagascar
  • H.E. Dr. Phout Simmalavong, Minister of Education and Sports, Lao PDR
  • H.E. Mr. Cheikh Oumar Anne, Minister of Education, Senegal


  • Ministerial Opening Ceremony (9 am)
  • Fireside chat: Systems and financing
  • Spotlight session 1: Climate driving displacement and disrupting learning (Led by UNHCR and ECW)
  • Break
  • EDx conversation – Research fueling Action
  • Spotlight session 2: Transforming learning and teaching to fight climate change (Led by UNESCO, Greening Education Partnership)
  • EDx Speeches: Activism across borders
  • High-level closing session.

In-person location: Multisalen, University of Copenhagen, Southern Campus (Søndre Campus) - Karen Blixens Vej 1, 2300 Copenhagen S.

Time: 03:00-06:30 ET / 07:00-10:30 GMT / 09:00-12:30 CET

For any queries, please reach out to: ClimateEducation@oxfam.dk

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This event follows a public panel event co-hosted by Malala Fund and the Center for Global Development on 5th October 2023, titled "Protecting Our Future Generations: Climate Change, Education, and Gender Perspectives", on the intersectional links between climate change and education, particularly for girls.

‘Forging futures’: A global education-climate caucus