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Global Education and Climate Change: Looking at Climate Change Education Through the Lens of Global Education
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
[Dublin] | 2020 | 25 p.
ISBN 978-1-911607-22-9
Douglas Bourn; Knut Hjelleset
Corporate author: 
Global Education Network Europe (GENE)
Europe and North America
© Global Education Network Europe 2020

This briefing aims to address how Global Education can contribute to the discourses and practices around education for climate change. It will also look at the benefits of seeing Climate Change Education through the lens of Global Education. There will be a recognition that within Global Education, themes of social justice, importance of a pedagogy of hope, participatory learning approaches and the skills of critical thinking can enrich the traditional approaches to learning about climate change. Finally, the briefing notes the impact of the various movements by young people on the climate emergency, and what can be learnt from these activities for Global Education policies and practices. 


Resource Type: 
Policy and strategy materials
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
International understanding / Globalisation / International education / Interdependency
Social justice / Equity
Sustainable development / Sustainability / Environmental
Level of education: 
Secondary education


Climate change education; Social justice; Education for sustainable development; ESD; Sustainable development goals; SDGs