Carbon Act aims to bring about wide-ranging impact in climate change and sustainability education by developing a set of exemplary practices and guidelines that will support teachers in their education activities and influence policy and research at a structural level.
According to the 2019 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change, human wellbeing, the stability of local communities, health systems, and governments all depend on how they interface with the changing global climate. An average temperature increase has already resulted in extreme climatic and environmental changes. Left unabated, climate change will define the health profile of current and future generations, challenge already overwhelmed health systems, and undermine progress towards the UN SDGs and UHC.
Education is a critical agent in addressing the issue of climate change. It encourages people to change behaviour and helps them make informed decisions. It paves the way for the implementation of the future European Climate Law.
On 26th and 27th October 2023, Carbon Act held its first Project Meeting in Sweden, attended by EUN, IGF PAS and CPN, and hosted by Goteborgregionens in their office in Gothenburg. During the 2-day meeting, the partners discussed important project developments and deliverables over the year, and carefully planned their next steps. Read more
During the course of the project, Carbon Act will produce reports, guidelines and pedagogical resources that will help Education actors and stakeholders explore climate change and sustainability education, and influence policy and research at a structural level in Europe.
Objectives of the Carbon Act project
- To promote wider knowledge of climate change and sustainability actions
- To support the development of teaching and learning sustainability competences
- To gather and organize information on any initiatives underway in schools both at primary and secondary level regarding climate change
- To encourage schools and teachers in Europe to embrace the climate change and sustainability challenges in their education activities at all levels.
- To foster pedagogical methodologies that facilitate the teaching of life sciences, such as Inquired based science education.
- To contribute to STEM attractiveness in schools
The project is supported by the Scientix STE(A)M Partnerships programme and its partnership consists of:
The Gothenburg Region (GR) consists of 13 municipalities that have chosen to work together. We run development projects, have authority assignments, research, organize training courses and are the voice of the metropolitan region in Western Sweden, among many other things. In our networks, politicians and civil servants meet to exchange experiences, brainstorm ideas and decide on joint ventures.
The mission of the Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences is to study Earth processes and carry out geophysical monitoring, act for the benefit of society and economic development, develop strategic research infrastructure, and educate future leaders of the science community. Science communication and education are important parts of the Institute's activities and help to bridge the gap between the research, education and society.
CPN (Serbia), a public institution based in Belgrade, Serbia, established in 2010 by the Law on Scientific Research with the task to promote science and technology.