Climate Education for the Amazon and the World
August 2, 2023
The Pathway to Innovation, Green Jobs, & Solutions for Climate Change
Washington, D.C. (August 2, 2023)- EARTHDAY.ORG, the global organizer of Earth Day, is presenting an event called Climate Education for the Amazon and the World as part of the Amazon Dialogues, in the lead up to the Amazon Summit. The event is on Friday, August 4th, 2023, from 12:00-2:00pm (GMT-3) at the Belem Convention Center in Belem, Para State, Brazil.
EARTHDAY.ORG’s event will discuss the current state of climate and environmental education in Amazonian countries and how education can spark innovation and help build a pipeline of green jobs. These jobs are critical to the success of efforts addressing climate change, biodiversity loss and other threats in the region.
“The clean energy transition’s potential to generate 10.3 million jobs worldwide by 2030 underscores the urgency for comprehensive climate education across the globe,” said Kathleen Rogers, President of EARTHDAY.ORG. “Cultivating a climate-literate population through fully assessed, national curriculums in every K-12 school worldwide is the best way to get us out of the climate change crisis we got ourselves into and usher in a sustainable future.”
The insights and recommendations generated during this event will be shared with the participants of the Amazon Summit, with the aim of incorporating them into the Amazon Summit Declaration – to be presented at the UNFCCC COP 28 in Dubai in November 2023.
“Presidents and Ministers must prioritize the sharing of knowledge, technology, and skills essential for fostering a green economy to safeguard the Amazon biome,” said Rodolfo Beltran, Director of South America at EARTHDAY.ORG. “We call on them to champion climate education by actively promoting its integration into national curriculums, ensuring present and future generations are equipped to take responsible climate action and preserve vital biodiversity.”
The event will feature esteemed panelists, including Deputada Celia Xakriabá, House Representative of the State of Minas Gerais in the Parliament of Brazil; Ms. Renata Moraes, Director of the Deliberative Council of CBEC, Brazilian Coalition of Climate Education, Manager of the Climate Reality in Brazil, and Honorary Partner of EARTHDAY.ORG; Ms. Edilainne Muniz, Honorary Partner of EARTHDAY.ORG, and Director of LIMPA BRASIL – let’s do it; Mr. Rodolfo Beltran, Moderator and Panelist, Director of EARTHDAY.ORG of South America, and former Minister of the Presidency of Peru; and Ms. Marcella Rego Medeiros, Articuladora de la Amazonia and Official delegate of NGO “Amazônia Passa Aqui” to the Amazon Summit.
ABOUT THE CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY CAMPAIGN:
EARTHDAY.ORG (EDO) believes each student in every school in the world should receive fully integrated, assessed climate and environmental education with a strong civic engagement component. Over fifty years ago, the first Earth Day started an environmental revolution. Now, EDO is igniting an education revolution to save the planet. Our Climate and Environmental Literacy Campaign combines grassroots support and on the ground efforts by students, educators, and nonprofits with national level commitments from Ministries of Education and Environment, ensuring students across the world benefit from high-quality education to develop into informed and engaged environmental stewards.
EARTHDAY.ORG’s mission is to diversify, educate, and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day (1970), EARTHDAY.ORG is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 150,000 partners in nearly 192 countries to build environmental democracy. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day actions each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. Learn more at earthday.org.
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