Climate Education: Identifying Challenges to Climate Action

Identifying Challenges to Climate Action


Partners:  IBF, United Nations University – Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability,  eWisely Network, University of New South Wales

Impact: There is an increasing consensus that stakeholders at education institutions, specifically, educators and students face enormous challenges in translating climate education into effective action. Therefore, a better understanding of these issues — both within and beyond education institutions — is paramount. This chapter addresses such issues within education institutions, including; teachers and students misconceptions regarding climate change, behavioral issues and social considerations such as peer pressure. This investigation worked to critically analyze issues with the current Climate Education scheme, whilst identifying key areas in which improvements should be made to effectively promote Climate Action and contribute to the achievement of the sustainable development goal related to Climate Action (SDG 13)