Can Climate Change Education Save the Planet? European perspectives
WhenTuesday, November 24, 2020, 16:00
Online event organised by the Royal Irish Academy and ALLEA.
This November, the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) was due to take place in Glasgow, UK but was postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, climate change is still a burning issue that cannot be put on hold because of other current societal challenges. The Royal Irish Academy, Ireland’s leading body of experts in the sciences and humanities, and ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities are of the view that it is vital for Climate Change Education to be kept high on the research and political agenda. To this extent, this Royal Irish Academy-ALLEA webinar entitled ‘’Can Climate Change Education save the planet? European perspectives’’ will address the role and importance of climate change education within both the European and the Irish context. This webinar will hear from a number of national and international experts on Climate Change Education and will feature discussions of the key issues facing Climate Change Education.
Findings from a recently published ALLEA report “A snapshot of Climate Change Education Initiatives in Europe: Initial findings and implications for future Climate Change Education” will be presented at the webinar and will be a starting point for discussing climate change education initiatives in Europe which will consider successes, challenges and the future of Climate Change Education throughout Europe. A recent Royal Irish Academy Briefing Paper prepared by Dr Cliona Murphy, Chair of ALLEA’s Science Education Working Group and the Royal Irish Academy’s representative, discusses this report and its implications for Ireland and will be included in the proceedings.
Chaired by Dr Benjamin Mallon, Dublin City University
Welcome and Introduction – Mary Canning, President of the Royal Irish Academy
Introduction to ALLEA - Professor Paweł Rowiński, Vice-President of the Polish Academy of Sciences and ALLEA Board Member
The importance and the role of Climate Change Education – Professor Pierre Léna, Emeritus Professor at the Université Paris-Diderot
Climate Change Education Initiatives in Europe: findings and implications for future Climate Change Education, and what it means for Ireland– Dr Cliona Murphy, Dublin City University and ALLEA Science Education Working Group Chair
The European Commission’s response to the ALLEA report – Dr Philippe Tulkens, acting Head of the Climate and Planetary Boundaries Unit in Directorate “Healthy Planet” of the European Commission
- Dr Agata Gozdzik, Head of the Science Communication and Education Unit, Polish Academy of Sciences
- Dr Michael John O'Mahony, Director of Environmental Education Unit, An Taisce – The National Trust for Ireland
- Dr Philippe Tulkens, acting Head of the Climate and Planetary Boundaries Unit in Directorate “Healthy Planet” of the European Commission
- Prof Pierre Léna, Emeritus Professor at the Université Paris-Diderot
- Dr Cliona Murphy, Dublin City University and ALLEA Science Education Working Group Chair
Conclusions from the Chair
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