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Conversations For Change: The Future Of Education For Global Climate Justice

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Starts on:02/11/2022 09:30 AM
Ends on:02/11/2022 04:00 PM
Location:Central London, UK


This one day in-person event will engage delegates in critical and forward-thinking conversation with activists, academics, educationalists, donors and policymakers, aimed at transforming education systems around the world for climate and environmental justice.

The impact of human-induced climate change is being felt across the globe. It is leading to weather and climate extremes, and affecting human society and development – especially among global majorities who have contributed least to emissions.

In November, the latest UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) will aim to accelerate action to minimise global warming. Such coordinated action is essential for disaster to be averted, and yet despite the growing profile the issue is given in political and policy discourse, there remain voices and communities that are not being heard. This raises the prospect that global efforts to tackle climate change will further entrench existing injustices and inequalities.

Education can help mitigate the impact of the climate crisis by enhancing climate literacy and promoting behaviour changes necessary to adapt to global warming and limit future global temperature rises. But what practical steps need to be taken to embed climate justice into education policy and programmes, curricula and pedagogy?

Chaired by Professor Robert Beckford, speakers will include:
• Professor Ganesh Singh, Professor of Curriculum and Evaluation at the Faculty of Education, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
• Dr Kate Greer, Research Fellow in the Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Education at IOE, UCLs Faculty of Education
• Donvan Amenya, Education Specialist at Education Development Trust.

The event will include panels and a workshop:
• Panel 1 - Climate activism
• Panel 2 - Education and environmental justice
• Workshop - Futures thinking for environmental justice in education.


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