The module contains materials for teachers, educators, tutors, educational program developers, and a wide range of people interested in climate change education. It is designed to build the capacity of teachers or education experts in climate education, as part of the formal qualification system. 

The objectives of the training module are: 

  1. Raising climate awareness among school teachers to facilitate the introduction of climate education in primary, secondary, and high schools. 
  2. Assisting teachers in the practical application of the Climate Box toolkit by facilitating incorporation of the climate change topics into the school curriculum, extracurricular activities and further education. 
  3. Encouraging innovative pedagogical approaches to integrating climate change education into school education and raising awareness of climate change.

The training module consists of two sub-modules:

  • Module 1: Basic course on Climate Change This module contains materials for educators and trainers to help raise awareness about climate change, its impacts, as well as climate change mitigation and adaptation measures. 
  • Module 2: Resources and approaches to Climate Education This module provides practical guidance on various approaches to the education of schoolchildren and youth on the topic of climate change, including how to use the UNDP Climate Box toolkit and other resources.

The training module for teachers presents numerous examples on approaches to climate education, climate adaptation projects, and practices to reduce the individual carbon footprint from participating countries in the climate Box program. Its recommendations on application of the training module consider the peculiarities of national education systems in different countries.

Training Module for Teachers: Teacher’s Guide  Publication 

Supplementary materials:

Module 1| Basic Course on Climate Change

1.1 Introduction: the importance of climate education of the youth and presentation of the UNDP Climate Box climate education and awareness program for schools. Presentation

1.2 Scientific content of the module. Presentation and training materials to improve knowledge about climate change issues and possible response measures and to develop capacities for its practical application.

   1.2.1. Scientific basis of the climate change problem. Presentation

   1.2.2. How climate change affects the natural world and human beings. Can we adapt to the inevitable consequences of climate change? Presentation

   1.2.3. How to prevent dangerous climate change? Presentation

1.3 National climate-related content from the localized versions of the Climate Box toolkit. Presentation

Module 2| Resources and Approaches to Climate Education

2.1 Course on the practical application of the Climate Box toolkit to raise awareness of schoolchildren on climate change issues, form responsible behavior and attitude leading towards a low carbon and climate resilient future.

2.1.1. Forming understanding among schoolchildren about climate change, its causes and consequences, ways of adaptation, as well as measures to reduce the carbon footprint.

  • Methodological recommendations for teachers on how to use the Climate Box toolkit in a classroom. Presentation
  • Methodological recommendations on how to use the Climate Box toolkit in extracurricular activities and further education. Presentation

2.1.2. The project activity method as a way of involving schoolchildren and the youth and developing their creative thinking and capacities for taking practical actions and conducting social activities aimed to combat climate change.

  • Methodological recommendations for climate change projects developed by schoolchildren. Article
  • Methodological recommendations for the organization of competitions of the climate change projects of schoolchildren. Presentation & Article

2.1.3. Creating an effective climate education system through networks and interagency cooperation. Article

2.2 Good practices for the delivery of climate education at school using the Climate Box toolkit.

2.2.1. Examples of thematic lessons on climate change using the Climate Box toolkit.

  • Biology lesson “Biodiversity as the result of organic evolution” Presentation
  • Geography lesson “Migration of population” Presentation
  • Natural science lesson “Can buildings not waste energy?” Presentation

2.2.2. Examples of climate education games. Presentation

2.3 Monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of climate education, awareness and capacity building activities.

2.3.1. System for monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of climate education and application of the Climate box toolkit. Presentation

2.3.2. Examples of materials to measure improvement in students’ knowledge on climate change, adaptation measures and ways to reduce the carbon footprint – tests, tasks, assignments. Presentation