Education in times of climate change: Facilitating learning to build a culture of climate-protection

Francisco Heras Hernández


Climate change presents significant educational challenges: it is necessary to know about its causes, to recognise the roots of the problem and to be aware of its consequences. This is necessary to build a more realistic perception of climate risks and better understand our vulnerabilities. But it is especially important to know about the solutions; urgent training is needed to build a «low-carbon» culture to prevent dangerous interference with the global climate. Educational institutions – both formal and informal – must consider their contribution to these needs for knowledge and social change, because climate change will impact our future heavily and because everyone plays a role in the complex network of responsibilities that fuel it.


environmental education; climate change; low-carbon culture

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