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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