The strategic objective of this programme is to champion an interdisciplinary and holistic campaign that builds public consciousness of the scientific, social-economic, cultural and ethical dimensions of climate change mitigation and adaptation. Such education will incorporate traditional/indigenous perspectives and practices, while empowering communities to develop the attitudes, skills and new knowledge to make informed decisions that reduce their vulnerability to climate adversities as well as increase their adaptive capacity.
- To incorporate climate change education into school curricula and empower the youth to transform learning environments to be carbon neutral.
- To accelerate public awareness about climate change and engage communities in the climate change debate, while contributing to build green cities.
- To engage the media to support communities develop appropriate preparedness and responses to climate change; paying specific attention to the needs of those living in poverty and those of vulnerable groups such as women, children, and elderly people.
- To develop methodological guidance and background information for educators that will provide tools for use in the classroom and the public.
- To research on the vulnerabilities caused by climate change and strengthen public understanding of societal mechanisms through which these vulnerabilities are caused and perpetuated.
- Climate change education knowledge hub developed as gateway to reinforce information exchange between the government, youths, scientists, educators, media, and NGOs to prepare against climate change.
- Educational system reformed towards sustainability and students get access to training from climate change mitigation and adaptation practices.
- Public becomes climate literate through change of behaviour to develop attitudes and values that reflect respect for the environment and all its components.
- School campuses and cities become carbon neutral environments as the youth (students) and adults engage in greening activities such as tree planting in their respective environments.