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Bieler, Andrew; Haluza-Delay, Randolph; Dale, Ann; Mckenzie, Marcia – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2017
This article analyses the depth of engagement with climate change education policy across all 13 provinces and territories in Canada. A comparative content analysis of 13 climate action plans (CAP) and 90 K-12 education policy documents shows a major gap existing between Canada's climate and education policies. While subnational climate policy…
Descriptors: Climate, Change, Environmental Education, Educational Objectives
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Fahey, Shireen; Verstraten, Luke; Berry, Ashton J. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
This article presents the results of an innovative education capacity assessment and delivery project to promote sustainable development in large ocean states in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region. Science education can help prepare the present and coming generations for stability in an uncertain future. Limited financial, geographical and…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Climate, Risk, Capacity Building
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Nussbaum, E. Michael; Owens, Marissa C.; Cordova, Jacqueline R. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
This study examines the interaction of political orientation with academic discipline on beliefs in anthropogenic climate change (ACC) among higher education faculty. Over 300 faculty members at two research institutions in the United States were surveyed on topics concerning ACC and the results were analyzed with multiple regression. Even among…
Descriptors: Climate, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Political Attitudes
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Saito, Carlos Hiroo – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
The Brazilian Ministry of Sports organized a system of volunteers to receive the visitors during the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Football World Cup. The instructional material to capacitate these volunteers focused on environment and sustainability issues and it was developed in an integrative systemic framework…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Concept Mapping, Environmental Education, Educational Planning
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Mochizuki, Yoko; Bryan, Audrey – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2015
Although the role of education in addressing the challenges of climate change is increasingly recognized, the education sector remains underutilized as a strategic resource to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Education stakeholders in many countries have yet to develop a coherent framework for climate change education (CCE). This article…
Descriptors: Climate, Sustainable Development, Educational Principles, Role of Education
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Laessøe, Jeppe; Mochizuki, Yoko – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2015
Climate change education (CCE) is a new phenomenon which is gaining increasing significance in the work of international organizations and international non-governmental organizations. Based primarily on a cross-national desk study of national policy documents relevant to CCE in 17 countries, which was commissioned by UNESCO to gain a robust…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Climate
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Trajber, Rachel; Mochizuki, Yoko – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2015
This article maps and explains Brazil's policies, strategies, plans and initiatives related to Climate Change Education (CCE), in the overall context of Environmental Education (EE) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The case of Brazil offers useful insights on how to enhance climate response through education because of its unique…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Sung, Junghee – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2015
The Republic of Korea (ROK) has officially declared its national vision of green growth, and actively develops and implements policies related to education for sustainable development (ESD), green growth education (GGE) and climate change education (CCE). Over the Decade of ESD, the ROK experienced three administrations which have taken different…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Public Policy
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Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), through its Article 6, and the Convention's Kyoto Protocol, through its Article 10 (e), call on governments to develop and implement educational programmes on climate change and its effects. In particular, Article 6 of the Convention, which addresses the issue of climate…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Climate, Access to Information, Stakeholders
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Anderson, Allison – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
This article makes the case for the education sector an untapped opportunity to combat climate change. It sets forth a definition of Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development that is comprehensive and multidisciplinary and asserts that it must not only include relevant content knowledge on climate change, environmental and social…
Descriptors: Climate, Evidence, Risk, Environmental Education
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Sarabhai, Kartikeya V.; Ravindranath, Shailaja; Schwarz, Rixa; Vyas, Purvi – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
Chapter 36 of Agenda 21, a key document of the 1992 Earth Summit, emphasised reorienting education towards sustainable development. While two of the Rio conventions, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), developed communication, education and public awareness (CEPA)…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Organizations (Groups), Biodiversity
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Kagawa, Fumiyo; Selby, David – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
Incidences of disaster and climate change impacts are rising globally. Disaster risk reduction and climate change education are two educational responses to present and anticipated increases in the severity and frequency of hazards. They share significant complementarities and potential synergies, the latter as yet largely unexploited. Three…
Descriptors: Climate, Risk, Natural Disasters, Environmental Education
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Vize, Sue – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
Traditional communities remain a dominant feature in the Pacific and are key players in land and sea management. Fostering improved climate literacy is therefore essential to equip communities to respond to the current and future challenges posed by climate change in the region. Increased understanding and development of skills to respond to the…
Descriptors: Climate, Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Consciousness Raising
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Jackson, M. G. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2011
Between the Inter-governmental Conference on Environmental Education at Tbilisi in 1977 and the Fourth International Conference on Environmental Education at Ahmedabad in 2007, our conception of the challenge posed by the global crises of climate change, environmental destruction, social disintegration, poverty, natural resources exhaustion and…
Descriptors: World Views, Environmental Education, Climate, Sustainable Development
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Borel, Rolain; Cawagas, Virginia; Jimenez, Alicia; Salvetti, Nika – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2011
This article features the University for Peace (UPEACE), an international academic institution that was created as a Treaty Organization within the framework of the United Nations (Resolution 35/55-1980) to support the central peace and security objectives of the United Nations. UPEACE has carried out postgraduate programs since its inception in…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Graduate Students, Environmental Education, Conflict
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