Are you a teacher (trainer), school principal or inspector who has set up activities on climate change education?
Submit your project and get a chance to present them at COP28.
What is the TeachersCOP?
The 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 during the COP26 held in Glasgow and counted with the participation of more than 500 teachers from more than 35 different countries, the second edition took place during the COP27 held in Sharm El Sheikh and brought together 1500 teachers. Following this success, the OCE has decided to renew the experience and once again bring the voice and the great work of teachers, this time to COP28 to be held in United Arab Emirates from November 30 to December 12, 2023.
Who can participate in the TeachersCOP?
This year the TeachersCOP is aimed at all primary and secondary teachers as well as their trainers, school directors or inspectors.
How can I participate?
1) Submit a project
We want to know what you are doing! For this third edition of TeachersCOP, we are looking for projects and initiatives that you have already implemented on climate change education in your classroom or establishment. These projects must fit into one of the four categories set by teachers on a declaration they created and voted on at the first TeachersCOP:
- School Curriculum: Examples of how you have successfully tackled climate change in class using the curriculum school (even in cases where this is not explicitly mentioned).
- Professional development of teachers: Initiatives of teachers (or inspectors, directors, trainers) organizing themselves together to train themselves or others / share resources / organize conferences / workshops / etc... in climate change education.
- Teaching resources: Creative teaching sequences or activities on climate change carried out by teachers at the class level.
- The place of the school in the context of climate change: Climate change education projects developed at the school level (with or without the intervention of external stakeholders).
To submit a project, simply share it with us by directly completing this form before September 30th (11:59 p.m. French time).
2) Participate and vote live on our TeachersCOP event
The TeachersCOP is an hybrid event (in-person and virtual attendance) held live from the host country of the COP on the eve of the start of international climate negotiations.
During the TeachersCOP, hundreds of teachers from around the world connect simultaneously to talk about climate change education through simultaneous translation in French, English, Spanish and Arabic.
This year, participants will be able to discover 5 climate change education projects selected upstream by the OCE team. These projects will be presented to decision-makers at the heart of the COP28. Additionally 25 projects will be selected from the UAE.
The link to virtually join the TeachersCOP event will be available in November.
What are the different steps to the TeachersCOP ?
Why participate ?
By sharing your climate education projects and attending our TeachersCOP event, you become part of an international community of practice made of teachers who are passionate and committed to their students and their planet. You can also be a source of inspiration and find inspiration in the many projects shared by teachers around the world.
Finally, it is thanks to your projects and your daily commitment that we will be able to ensure that climate change education is part of the discussions at COP28. We will highlight them as good practices and as examples of the incredible creativity, resilience and adaptability that teachers can demonstrate.
Our goal is that all teachers have access to the resources and support necessary to be able to implement quality climate change education in their classes and establishments to train the generations of tomorrow.
The conditions and rules of the TeachersCOP call for projects can be consulted directly on this link.
On December 10th at 16h-18h30 (GMT+4), the Office for Climate Education (OCE), the Ministry of Education of United Arab Emirates and Alef Education are hosting the TeachersCOP, in a hybrid format live from Dubaï. As part of the Educator's Voice, this international event aims to highlight to global politicians and decision-makers at COP28, the work of teachers, the challenges they face and the key role they play in the global climate response. During this event, teachers from around the world will be able to discover and choose their favorite climate change education project presented to policy and education stakeholders at the Greening Education Pavillion in the heart of COP28 in United Arab Emirates. This is an opportunity for teachers to get inspired and take action to improve climate change education!
The event will be held simultaneously in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.
To participate, teachers and members of the education community can register for free. Register here to participate!
Discover the interview of Laetitia Legrand, science teacher in a secondary school in France and winner of the TeachersCOP in 2022. She tells us more about her experience and the project she presented at COP27 to implement climate change education in the school curriculum.
WHAT DO YOU THINK TEACHERSCOP BROUGHT TO YOU? WHAT DID IT TEACH YOU? DID IT INSPIRE YOU?
I'm a bit like my students, it reduced my eco-anxiety. I thought to myself, in the end, we have the feeling of being alone in our corner doing things, facing all the difficulties, and wondering if what we're doing is really useful. When I saw all the projects that were presented at the TeachersCOP, I thought: it's wonderful, there's a real network all over the world!
I realized that everyone, on their own scale, must contribute their small part to the building, and it's great to connect all countries so that we can see what's being done for climate change education and continue to do it and be inspired by it...
Find the full interview here.
Get inspired by the projects presented during the #TEACHERSCOP 2022 in Egypt!
Click on the video to watch it 👇
The #TEACHERSCOP2023 is supported by Agence Française de Développement.