Tag / SDG: Climate Education

November 19, 2017  |  

COP23: Final blogpost – See you next year!

This will be the last blog from this year’s COP, so I’m going to try to sum up how I’ve experienced this conference, and I will also make an encouragement for the future.

November 17, 2017  |  

Education Day at COP23: Only 68 countries have climate change in the curricular!

Did you know that only 40% of the countries require climate education in the school curricular? School is supposed to prepare us for our future. Education in climate change and its solutions is a vital part of solving the crisis. Without an educated future generation, who will know what to do?

November 10, 2017  |  

Day 4 at COP 23: Action for Climate Empowerment

Empowering youth is the reason why the YMCA is here at the climate negotiations. We work together, not only to get a good agreement and result at the negotiations. It is just as much about getting inspired and motivated to go back home and continue the real task: Empowering our communities so we can make the change we need.

June 6, 2017  |  

America Still Cares and the YMCA can help

The Thursday June 1st decision by President Donald Trump to pull America out of the Paris Climate Agreement was a big shock – and not a big shock. Trump’s election mantra was ‘America First’ – and in the speech he made to accompany his Paris announcement, the message seemed clear that America was going to […] Read more…

May 20, 2017  |  

The YMCA’s role in Climate Empowerment

A  blog by Silke Bölts (at the UNFCCC in Bonn) Many of us know that the COP (Conference of the Parties to the Convention) happens every year. But most people are not aware that there are many more conferences regarding climate action throughout the year. For example the United Nations Conference on Climate Change from […] Read more…

April 6, 2017  |  

Are you the new WG Climate Education leaders ?

YMCA – RGE is establishing a new “Working Group on Climate Education” (WGCEdu). WGCEdu will be a platform for learning and developing climate education material for the YMCA. We are recruiting Working Group leaders.