Rethinking Education for a Climate Resilient Future

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Thursday, April 13, 2023

9:30 AM EST – 11 AM EST

Brookings Institution

1775 Massachusetts Street NW



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Presented in partnership with

  • Logo: Global Partnership For Education (Gpe)

In-person attendance to this event is in capacity, but we encourage you to Register to watch it online.

The climate crisis is a children’s education crisis. Severe weather events destroy or damage schools, educational materials, and critical infrastructure, making it difficult for children to continue learning. Multiple indirect effects on children’s education, including increased risks of malnutrition, disruption of livelihoods, and negative health effects, prevent children from attending school. Without immediate action to address climate change, the global learning crisis is likely to intensify; In the same vein, quality education can actually support climate action by strengthening the resilience of students and their communities to adapt and respond to climate change.

On April 13, the Center for Global Education (CUE) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) will co-host an event at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. to help advance climate change discourse and the education relationship. At the event, the Global Partnership for Education will launch the Climate Smart Education Systems Framework, which sets out a concrete agenda to enhance the resilience and relevance of education to climate change and environmental degradation. By channeling diverse voices on the topic—including youth leaders, the Minister of Education, other policymakers, and civil society organizations—the event seeks to foster a rich, inclusive conversation that not only brings each dimension of the framework to life, but also inspires new ideas and approaches. To build climate smart school systems. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers during each conversation, and there will be time for networking and coffee in the half hour leading up to the event.

This event will be available to attend in person or to view online. Online viewers can email questions to [email protected] or via Twitter at #ClimateSmartEd.

Registration is required to attend an event in person and Brookings Institution guests must certify their health before attending. Visitors may not enter the premises if they feel ill for any reason, exhibit any symptoms commonly associated with COVID-19, or have tested positive for COVID-19 at any time in the preceding 14 days.

Minister of Public Education and Education – South Sudan

Minister of Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy – Denmark

GPE Youth Speaker, Founder and Director – “EcoChampions”

General Director – Organization of Eastern Caribbean States

CEO – Save the Children UK

founding advisor – Global nature care

boss – Adaptation Fund Board Secretariat

Minister of Education – The United Arab Emirates


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