The Global Education Summit that will launch the Teach for the Planet campaign will take place on 21 April, from 1 to 4 pm CEST. The event will be livestreamed on www.teach4theplanet.org and on Education International social media channels, with interpretation in English, French and Spanish.
Global Education Editor, Financial Times
Journalist, South Africa
Journalist, NBC Latino, United States
Why we need climate education now
Educators across the world are organising in support of quality climate education for all. Education union leaders will explain how climate education can help in the fight against climate change and why it is imperative to act without delay.
Dr Sifiso Ndlovu
Chief Executive Officer, Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association
Deputy General Secretary, Education International
President, Education International
Education unions taking the lead for climate education
How can education unions engage their governments to ensure the provision of universal climate education? What are the winning strategies? What projects or campaigns have been effective? In this panel, education union leaders share their experiences and best practices.
Deputy General Secretary, Ghana National Association of Teachers
President, NZEI Te Riu Roa, New Zealand
National Secretary for International Relations, UIL Scuola, Italy
Yolanda Martínez Mendoza
Coordinator, Colegiado Nacional de Organización, SNTE, Mexico
Climate education and the fight for truth
The panel will explore some of the challenges educators face in their efforts to teach climate change. Panellists will discuss how climate education based in science and evidence can help develop critical thinking skills and be a tool against the proliferation of fake news and climate denialism.
Educator, activist, union member, ecologist, Brazil
Katherine S. Dorman
Science Educator, Douglas County Federation of Teachers, American Federation of Teachers
Citizenship teacher, Ex-President, NASUWT, the Teachers’ Union, United Kingdom
Indigenous peoples at the forefront of the fight against climate change
Indigenous peoples are some of the most vulnerable groups in the face of climate change. They are also guardians of traditions and sustainable ways of life in harmony with nature. Eleanor, a student from the UK and activist in Teach for the Future, interviews Laures Park from New Zealand on the perspective of indigenous peoples on climate change and climate change education.
Student, Activist in Teach for the Future, United Kingdom
Matua Takawaenga, NZEI Te Riu Roa, New Zealand
The pedagogy of climate change education
What does climate change education look like in the classroom and school community? What are the elements of an engaging, progressive and participatory curricula? What are teachers doing right now to make a difference? In this panel, teachers from around the world will share their ideas and best practices.
Adviser for education for a sustainable future, Quebec Labour Congress, Canada
Professor, Autonomous University of Chiriqui, Panama
Global Teacher Prize 2017 & 2018 finalist, educator and researcher, Project Kakuma
Language teacher, Climate Action Project, Institución Educativa El Castillo, Colombia
Educators advocating for climate change education in Morocco
For educators in Morocco, quality climate change education is a priority. Education International member organisation SNE-CDT will share their experience in driving climate action through education.
Dalila El Barhmi
Arab Countries Coordinator, Education International
International Secretary and National Union Bureau Member, SNE-CDT, Morocco
Book reading: The Heart of the Earth
Author, El Corazón de la tierra (The Heart of the Earth)
Standing together for climate action, justice and literacy
We’ll hear from the two other summits marking Earth Week this year: The Youth Speaks Summit led by Earth Uprising and the We Shall Breathe Summit organised by the Hip Hop Caucus.
Communications, Earth Uprising
National Climate Justice Organiser, Hip Hop Caucus
Mobilising for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in November 2021
In November 2021, Scotland will host the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). The panel will discuss the importance of COP26 and what educators and their unions can do to put quality climate change education for all at the top of the agenda for governments around the world.
Deputy First Minister, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, Scotland
General Secretary, The Educational Institute of Scotland
The Education International Manifesto for Quality Climate Change Education for All
The panel will discuss the critical actions governments need to take to ensure the provision of universal climate education as outlined in the Education International Manifesto for Quality Climate Change Education for All.
General Secretary, Education International
President, Earth Day Network
Steering Committee Member, Global Student Forum
Minister of Basic Education, South Africa
Minister of Education and Integration, Norway
Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, USA
Minister of Education, Argentina
General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation
Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO