22/01/2021

Education for Climate Coalition

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Tags: EU Green Deal


The Coalition is a flagship initiative of the European Education Area, which aims to promote the green and digital transitions of education and training throughout the European Union.

 

The Coalition will mobilise the education and training community to work towards achieving climate neutrality.

It will seek to do so by centralising, upscaling, supporting and promoting bottom-up, co-created sustainability actions involving pupils, students, teachers, education institutions and stakeholders.

The work of the Coalition will be steered by a European Union (EU) Secretariat in co-creation with national coalitions, schools, universities and other education stakeholders.

A dedicated online platform will be created to centralise the Coalition’s efforts in the form of pledges for

concrete actions made by individuals and collective actors at the local, regional and national levels.

Education for Climate Coalition pledges will be guided by five priorities:

  • green skills development
  • teacher training
  • behaviour change
  • linking education and science
  • collective awareness raising

The online platform will foster the sharing of knowledge and experience, connect education stakeholders and stimulate innovation.

The initiative will complement other European Green Deal transition actions, such as the European Climate Pact.

The European Commission invites the education community across the EU to make a pledge to contribute to achieving climate neutrality and promoting sustainable development.

Express your interest in supporting the work of the Coalition by completing our survey! 

The survey will remain open for submissions until 31 January 2021.

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