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Not Just Hot Air: Putting Climate Change Education Into Practice
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Paris | 2015 | 89 p.
ISBN 978-92-3-100101-7
Corporate author: 
© UNESCO 2015

This publication presents UNESCO’s work on Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development in 2012/2013, and intends to serve as a reference for similar work in the future.

It provides:

  • National case studies on five CCESD country pilots conducted by UNESCO in 2012/2013 in: Dominican Republic, Guyana, Mauritius, South Africa and Tuvalu.
  • The case studies include an analysis and assessment of the undertaken CCESD capacity-building work for policy makers and teacher educators, lessons learnt about the implementation of the programme, and conclusions.
  • 16 short country profiles from around the world on policy development regarding ESD and Climate Change Education.
  • Recommendations on Climate Change Education in the context of Education for Sustainable Development, developed by UNESCO in order to establish a common understanding of what needs to be done to enhance education responses to climate change.


This publication is intended to provide policy makers and teacher educators with a compact source of information on how to mobilize education to address climate change.


Resource Type: 
Case studies and research papers
Programme reports and evaluations
Sustainable development / Sustainability / Environmental
Level of education: 
Primary education
Secondary education


Education for Sustainable Development; Climate change; Environmental education; ESD