In preparation for COP28, the UAE Ministry of Education (MoE) has released the Green Education Partnership Roadmap.
Minister of Education Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi stated that COP28 is significant because it provides a path forward for using education to achieve sustainable development objectives and combat climate change.
Dr Al Falasi noticed that the UAE was quick to draw a useful and spry guide that nations across the globe can tailor, adjust to, and benefit from in teaching understudies and instructors about environmental change, as per the state news organization, WAM.
According to Dr. Al Falasi, “the vital part of education in shifting brains, behaviors, and beliefs about environmental issues today and in the years to come comes with the recognition that people’s behaviors toward the environment are still the key to having a real impact.” At the Service of Schooling, we play a vital part in advancing the role of education in dealing with environmental change by developing climate-friendly educational programs and schools and instructing teachers how to create acceptable green connections.
“The UAE’s hosting of COP28 presents yet another opportunity to highlight the country’s efforts in this area and mobilize international efforts to incorporate green education into regional and global educational systems.”
A road map to help COP28
The UAE Green Education Partnership is an important initiative that aims to make education more important in achieving sustainable development goals and to include the climate agenda in the UAE’s education system.
In order to advance climate education and action among children and youth in the lead-up to, during, and after COP28, the MoE entered into Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
Additionally, the MoE announced that it will design the first Education Pavilion in COP history. UNESCO will support the first co-creation meeting of the Greening Education Partnership (GEP) Multi-Partner Trust Fund and support the organization of a high-level advocacy meeting on the role of education in addressing the climate crisis with leaders from member states.