EARTHDAY.ORG (EDO), the global organizer of Earth Day, officially announced the Climate Education Coalition at their first-of-its-kind Climate Education Hub at COP 27 this past week. The Climate Education Coalition consists of over 100 organizations and individuals around the globe working to promote climate education for Earth Day 2023 and demand it as a negotiating topic for COP 28.
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 people of all ages, the coalition will help our planet heal by moving forward consciously to ensure the mistakes of past generations will not be repeated.
Along with preparing current and future generations to adequately combat and reverse the climate crisis, the Climate Education Coalition aims to establish compulsory climate education in schools worldwide by promoting the importance of climate education, green jobs, technologies and policies, civic engagement, youth empowerment, and climate justice and equity to members of civil society, politicians, UN officials, entrepreneurs, and global press.
“Climate education is one of the most important solutions towards solving climate change,” said Johnny Dabrowski, Climate Education Coalition Member and EARTHDAY.ORG Consultant, “Education is where every action starts, it is a begging of innovation. It’s the moment when you hear about something, and you get inspired to act.”
The Climate Education Coalition will use April 22nd, 2023, as Earth Day for Climate Education in order to meet with policymakers, spread educational resources, organize workshops, practice lawful demonstrations, and collaborate with stakeholders to standardize access to climate education in school curricula, educational institutions and organizations, and communities around the world.