Climate Change and Environmental Education MODULE

Over the past decade, the child-friendly schools (CFS) approach has emerged as UNICEF’s
signature means to advocate for and promote quality education for every girl and boy.
Child-friendly schools enable all children to achieve their full potential. As a part of a Global
Capacity Development Programme on CFS, UNICEF has developed the Child Friendly
Schools Manual, a reference document and practical guidebook to help countries implement
CFS models appropriate to their specific circumstances.
The purpose of this module is to provide in-depth information on how Climate Change and
Environmental Education (CCEE) can be integrated into the design, implementation and
practice of child-friendly schools.1 Many schools are incorporating CCEE in their curricula.
While it is impossible to present a complete account of these efforts, this module includes
the most relevant examples and illustrates the diversity of approaches.
This module should be used as a companion to the Child Friendly Schools Manual. Together
with the policy-level resource pack ‘Scaling Up and Mainstreaming Climate Change
Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Education Sector: Promoting child rights and
equity’, it will help countries plan, design and implement CFS in their own contexts.2 It is
intended as general guidance adaptable to particular contexts and settings.
 

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