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.
This Earth Day we spoke with a Teachable school working to help address climate change through education. The Climate Action Academy, part of the organization 2811, is on a mission to support youth, their educators, and institutions within the education sphere to help address climate change.
This summer, 2811 is partnering with the Upper Gila Watershed Alliance (UGWA) to cultivate food system resilience in New Mexico. Together with 5 local schools in the Silver City and Cobre school districts, we will develop innovative food resilience projects that involve composting, healthy soils, and, of course, climate education.
Among the many climate extremes, heatwaves, floods, and droughts, that affected the world during summer of 2022, it still seems hard to grasp that the “global climate crisis”, which seemed so distant and abstract just a few decades ago, has now reached Europe full force.
The Climate Action Academy: Food systems and dietary habits (CAA-FOOD) is an international online training program in Germany and Slovenia that focuses on food systems and dietary habits as a relatable entry point to visualize linkages between climate change and the daily life of young people.