Earth Day 2022 Climate Literacy Statement

April 22, 2022

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For this Earth Day, April 22nd, 2022, Fridays for Future Climate Education came together with EARTHDAY.ORG and Take Action Global to demand worldwide access to climate literacy and education programs so that students will have a complete understanding of the ongoing climate and biodiversity crisis, its underlying causes and consequences, and be able to play an active role in developing innovations and solutions and creating a fair and sustainable society.

The groups demanded climate and environmental education programs that cover these 8 points:

  1. Access. All schools and universities must include climate change related courses in their programs.
  2. Equity. Climate education must be available for everyone at every level of education, regardless of their ethnicity, age, sex, or social status.
  3. Availability. Climate literacy programs should be accessible both online and offline, through education platforms which will bring knowledge both to students, teachers, and adults, beyond borders.
  4. Integration Across Disciplines. Climate education must be integrated into the core values and content across the curriculum. Students must learn about the scientific, social, and ethical dimensions of the climate crisis.
  5. Professional Training and Professional Development. All education professionals must be trained in climate education and be provided with lesson schemes and teaching materials.
  6. Support for Climate Anxiety. Education institutions must provide the tools and support to help teachers and learners cope with climate anxiety and mental health issues.
  7. Active Citizenship. Education institutions must engage and provide students opportunities for active citizenship to take responsibility for nature and society.
  8. Innovation and Infrastructure. Education institutions must be innovators. Schools must be NET0 by 2030 and all newly built schools must be emissions-free.

The organizations asked people to take responsibility for climate education in school by signing this Climate Literacy Petition:

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I’m an accountant and freelance content writer who thrives on researching the latest topics and trends in small business tax, accounting, finance and marketing.

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