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Build Forward Better: How the Global Community Can Protect Education from the Climate Crisis
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
London | 2021 | 7 p.
Anya Cowley; Mathias Slettholm
Corporate author: 
Save the Children


Children’s increasing exposure to extreme weather events has serious implications for children’s access to quality education. 75 million children have their education disrupted each year – of which around half are due to environmental threats such as floods and drought. This briefing paper sets out how leaders can protect children’s learning from the impacts of the climate crisis, and the role that education can play in equipping the next generation with the tools they need to protect against its worst impacts.



Resource Type: 
Policy and strategy materials
Programme reports and evaluations
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Media and Information Literacy
Cultural literacy / Intercultural / Cross-cultural / Multi-cultural
Human rights / Human dignity
Social justice / Equity
Sustainable development / Sustainability / Environmental
Transformative initiatives / Transformative pedagogies
Level of education: 
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
Primary education
Secondary education
Non-formal education


Education in emergencies; EiE; Financing; Right to education; Global education; Global citizenship