A new EU-funded programme in universities in Latin America looks to empower local actors to develop innovative solutions for local climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Updated: Jun 2, 2021
“It’s about moving out of the conditional tense — ‘I could, I should, I would’ — and getting into action,” explains Andrea Clément, Director of the Clement Foundation, which organises educational projects on sustainability and the environment.
September 2020/The newly established 2811 USA team hosted 25 educators of various subjects from around the U.S. in our first Climate Educators Forum on September 12, 2020 to discuss the ways educators are teaching about climate change. The objective of this forum was to inspire and be inspired by the practices teachers are implementing in their classrooms.
Within 2811’s scope of work on climate action and our initiative on Labs de Acción Climática (LAC), our team led the consortium building and project design of ClimateLabs, in close partnership with Ashoka México, which launched in Colombia in March.
Media has been calling the Covid-19 pandemic “the worst crisis in 100 years”. The same can be said about the global climate crisis. Indeed, the two crises have similarities. Handled in a good way, both can help to improve humankind’s resilience.
Our communities continue to have their health, security and well-being threatened by the climate emergency. Yet, few are equipped with the knowledge and strategies to voice their concerns and mitigate the damage.