Teach Climate Action

Had an email from Dan E at ActionAid about a forthcoming event.

With possibly the most important decision ever to be made by humanity at Copenhagen this December, ActionAid has teamed up with Queen Mary University to create Teach climate action! This teachers’ event is purposefully timed after KS4 and KS5 exams but ahead of the autumn term.

11:00 – 16:00, 19 June 2009
Queen Mary, University London, Mile End
Tickets £10

Buy a ticket now

Take part in Teach climate action! to:

  • act on climate change issues in school
  • hear from experts about the fight against climate change
  • consider the moral implications of (not) teaching climate action
  • discover the new stories and case studies for your classroom
  • explore ways to teach climate change across the global dimension
  • develop ideas for your teaching
  • pick up a free PowerDown toolkit
  • meet and create links with like minded teachers and academics

A wide range of speakers have confirmed they are speaking and the list is growing. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Yasmin Mcdonnell, Emergencies and Conflict Team, ActionAid on Copenhagen, climatic hazards and responding to climate change
  • Professor Susan Buckingham, Director of Centre for Human Geography and Environmental Issues, Brunel University on the gendered nature of climate change and how mitigation and adaptation strategies need to be socially and environmentally just
  • Lizzie Gillett, Producer, The Age of Stupid on communicating and acting on climate change
  • Dr Victoria Johnson, New Economics Foundation on climate change and interdependence
  • Professor David Lambert, Geographical Association and the Institute of Education, London on the moral implications of teaching climate action
  • Dr Robbie Sutton, Department of Psychology, University of Kent on the psychological obstacles to the fight against climate change and the prospects for overcoming them
  • Dan Box, Journalist and winner of the RGS/IBG and BBC Journey of a Lifetime Award on his trip to the Carteret Islands in the Pacific to meet the world’s first official climate refugee
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