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Youth demands for climate education are increasing. How will learning and education issues be addressed at COP27?
COP26 was the first where Ministers of Education and Environment met to set out commitments to include educational strategies in their national plans for reaching climate targets.

Youth demands for climate action are global and increasing! The rise in youth activism has led to the inclusion of a Children and Youth Pavilion and COP27 President Sameh Shoukry has appointed an official COP27 Youth Envoy. Also Secretary General of the UN Antonio Guterres champions the inclusion of a ‘Youth’ themed day and the word ‘education’ appears in many panel titles and side events.

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But have the demands for quality climate change education and climate justice education that were voiced at COP26 been implemented?

In this short video Beth Christie, Senior Lecturer in Moray House School of Education and Sport at the University of Edinburgh, reflects on where and how Education features within the COP process.

Drawing from the findings and recommendations of the 2019 and 2022 Climate Change Education Ambition Report Card created by Education International, Beth reflects on some key education and learning issues to be addressed at COP27.

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