On the heels of the Africa Climate Summit in Kenya and ahead of COP28, this global ministerial event will bring together climate and education actors in a commitment to support and solve the two greatest child rights crises of our time.
Without quality education for all, the number of deaths due to the climate will rise dramatically, communities will not adapt, and climate goals will continue to elude us. Conversely, investing seriously in transforming education systems is the greatest untapped resource in tackling the climate emergency.
The event will include special announcements, high-level commitments, and networking to progress the education-climate agenda ahead of COP28.
The opening session will be led by Dan Jørgensen, Danish Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy. Special guests throughout the day will include:
- Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO HQ
- UN Envoy for Education and Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown
- CEO of the Global Partnership for Education, Laura Frigenti
- Minister of Education from Somalia
- Minister of Education from Senegal
- Minister of Education from Lao PDR
- Minister of Education from Madagascar
Time: 03:00-06:30 ET / 07:00-10:30 GMT / 09:00-12:30 CET
- For special in-person attendance register by Thursday, September 20.
- For online attendance, please sign up using this registration form.
For any queries, please reach out to: ClimateEducation@oxfam.dk
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This event follows a public panel event co-hosted by Malala Fund and the Center for Global Development on 5th October 2023, titled "Protecting Our Future Generations: Climate Change, Education, and Gender Perspectives", on the intersectional links between climate change and education, particularly for girls.