Teachers, trainers, school principals or inspectors: present your achievements in climate change education.
TeachersCOP is an international event created by the Office for Climate Education (OCE), to highlight to global politicians and decision-makers the work of teachers, the challenges they face and the key role they play in the global climate response. The first edition took place at COP26 in Glasgow, with over 500 teachers from more than 35 countries taking part. The second edition took place during COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh and gathered 1500 teachers.
Following this success, OCE has decided to repeat the experience and once again bring the voice and tremendous work of teachers to the table, this time at COP28 to be held in the United Arab Emirates from November 30 to December 12, 2023. This year’s TeachersCOP is aimed at all primary and secondary school teachers, as well as their trainers, principals or inspectors.
By sharing your climate education projects and attending the event, you will become part of an international community of practice of passionate teachers committed to their students and their planet. Your contribution will also help inspire teachers around the world, and you too can discover projects from colleagues around the world.
Finally, it is thanks to your projects and day-to-day commitment that OCE will be able to ensure that climate change education is part of the discussions at COP28. They will be valued as good practice and as examples of the incredible creativity, resilience and adaptability that teachers know how to demonstrate.
OCE’s goal is for all teachers to have access to the resources and support they need so that they too can implement quality climate change education in their classrooms and schools to shape tomorrow’s generations.
How to get involved
1) Submit a project
For this edition of TeachersCOP the OCE is looking for projects and initiatives that you have already set up on climate change education in your class or school. These projects must correspond to one of the four categories defined by teachers during the declaration they created and voted on at the first TeachersCOP:
- School programs;
- Teacher professional development;
- Teaching resources;
- The place of schools in the context of climate change.
To submit a project, complete this form before September 30.
2) Participate in the hybrid event from Dubai
TeachersCOP is a hybrid event held from the COP host country during the international climate negotiations.
During TeachersCOP, hundreds of teachers from around the world will connect simultaneously to talk about climate change education through simultaneous translation into French, English, Spanish and Arabic.
The registration link for the hybrid session will be available in November.
More information here.