The Climate Education Coalition Announces Open Letter to the COP 28 Presidency
January 31, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 24, 2023)- The Climate Education Coalition, a group of over 100 organizations and individuals around the globe fighting for universal and equitable climate education, announced today their open letter to the COP 28 United Arab Emirates Presidency and all United Nation State Members demanding cooperation and collaborative action to establish quality education for children, youth, and adults to combat the climate crisis.
“As the Climate Education Coalition, we are calling on the governments and private sector to invest in educating youth and adults about climate change and the role each one of us can play in solving climate crisis,” said Johnny Dabrowski, Consultant at EARTHDAY.ORG and Climate Education Coalition member, “We are inviting the COP28 Presidency to collaborate with the civil society represented by our coalition so we can make Climate Education the priority of COP28 in Dubai.”
Announced at EARTHDAY.ORG, Be., and the Climate Education Coalition’s live event at Salvation in the Multiverse, the open letter directly asks the COP 28 Presidency to establish climate education as a focal point of negotiation and urges all Heads of State attending the World Leaders’ Summit to commit to fully integrating a K-12 climate education curriculum. The letter encourages UN State Members to sign the Glasgow Declaration for Climate Education and urges for the organization of a High-Level Ministerial Session dedicated to climate education.
“Climate education at all levels will play a pivotal role in the future of our planet,” said Stacey Alvarez de la Campa, Worldwide Sustainability Warriors member, “It will be the catalyst needed to nurture the knowledge and innovation that will form the foundation of adaptation and mitigation efforts and ensure a better life for us all.”
‘Climate education opens up young people’s eyes and minds to the realities of the world and awakens them to achieve a world with more justice, equity and human rights for all,” said Hannah Graham, World Organization of the Scout Movement member, “It gives young people the opportunity and skills to play an active role within a global and interconnected society, as well as to understand and discuss the complex relationships between social and ecological problems, common political and economic issues and develop new ways of thinking and acting.’
“Despite the popularity of supporting education, it remains vastly underprioritized. Failing to ensure universal and equitable access to climate education is not an option,” said Climate Education Coalition member, Michael Bäcklund, “It is time to finally give people the right to understand what their future will look like and how they can make it better.”
To sign the open letter to the COP 28 United Arab Emirates Presidency, click here.
About The Climate Education Coalition
The Climate Education Coalition’s mission is to work collaboratively in preparing future and current generations to face the consequences of the climate crisis while also bringing together responsible solutions to reverse climate change. By instilling responsibility amongst the masses, the Climate Education Coalition aims to establish compulsory climate education in schools worldwide and promote the importance of green jobs, technologies and policies, civic engagement, youth empowerment, climate justice, and equity to members of civil society, politicians, UN officials, entrepreneurs, and global press. To learn more, please visit our Instagram page.