Advancing Climate Action Through Justice-centered Climate Education
By Helen Bond
Responding to the climate crisis requires knowledge as well as a shift in values and mindset. Education and culture are key to making this shift, as emphasized in the recent Group of 20 (G20) New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration, but are often underappreciated as climate change mitigation strategies. Climate change education has become a powerful driver in mobilizing individuals to translate their knowledge into action, especially for young people. As classrooms and curriculum become key tools available to leaders looking to combat climate change, efforts need to be made to ensure that climate education is inclusive and centers justice.
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