Climate change impacts people differently – in terms of socioeconomic circumstances, disabilities, age and gender. When solutions to climate change address these different realities, they are more effective and their impact ripples through society.
This year’s Mother Earth Day, celebrated on 22 April, has a special focus on education and climate change, and is an opportunity to look at what UN Climate Change and others are doing on the issue. Education and training are crucial to enable citizens to contribute to local and global efforts to meet the climate change challenge and the challenge of sustainable development. Increased knowledge and learning about the causes and impacts of climate change improves and protects lives.
United Nation's Secretary-General António Guterres told world leaders to come to September's climate summit in New York City with plans to take action on climate change, as the U.N.'s weather agency released its flagship report about global warming.
Forests are integral to our lives in complex ways that we are only beginning to understand. From reducing stress to carbon sequestering and climate regulation, they play a large role in our health and our planet’s health.
March 21 is the International Day of Forests and this year’s theme centers on education ensuring that people – kids, policymakers, funders, and people who live in communities near forests – know the value of forests and why it is important to protect them.