It is fundamentally important that children – from a young age onwards learn how they can act on a personal level to beat plastic pollution and respond to climate change. In many countries environmental education is not yet included in school curricula. How can we expect citizen participation in driving change and act for climate and pollution? Of the world’s 787 million children 258 million children, adolescents and youth are out of school (source).
We strive for inclusion of environmental education in national school curricula to advance waste and climate change literacy.
Within our network we exchange information about existing and implemented environmental education with our partners in countries which do not yet have such learning materials included in their national curricula.
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check our overview of available environmental learning materials developed by organisations across the globe
Making use of these materials is often free of charge and often the owners of the materials are willing to help with translations to help dissemination in other regions and languages.
Asia Indonesia | Malaysia | Thailand | Philippines
Oceania New Zealand
Central America Costa Rica
South America Brazil
Our sessions on education
20 September 2022 – The vital role of environmental education to end plastic pollution – lessons learned and potential solutions.
Our session at the 7th International Marine Debris Conference in Busan, Republic of Korea. Session coördination: Jella Kandziora. Track 4, session 4.3 Inspiring case studies from all parts of the globe were shared during our session in collaboration with our network members: Tangaroa Blue, Indonesian Waste Platform , Thant Myanmar , Sustainable Seas Trust and joined by Dr. Cressida Boywer from the University of Portsmouth and Prof. Biju Kumar from the University of Kerala
26 May 2022: Our session at The Second International Conference of the African Marine Waste Network – Towards zero plastics to the seas of Africa
International Waste Platform members from South Africa, Australia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Nigeria, Madagascar and Germany contributed with a session on Environmental Education. Capacity building case studies by our network members in various parts of the world. Explore our session Teach.Tackle.Transform. Environmental Education Case Studies from the International Waste Platform
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