Climate Change

ESD recognized in COP21 agreement

The critical role of education in climate change was given the stamp of approval at the international climate conference, COP21, in Paris in December. Article 12 on education states that “parties shall cooperate in taking measures…to enhance climate change education, training, public awareness, public participation and public access to information.” Read more

RCE Iskandar creates low carbon awareness amongst pupils

RCE Iskandar, in collaboration with many stakeholders and ESD experts, successfully organized the Iskandar Malaysia Ecolife Challenge (IMELC) 2015. The initiative included Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), the Iskandar Region Development Agency (IRDA), the Johor State Education Department (JPNJ), IM KIKO Pte. Ltd., and all 226 primary schools that are partners of RCE Iskandar.


MCII helps “G7 InsuResilience” implement climate insurance for the vulnerable

At COP21 in Paris, the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) presented key findings on how the G7 InsuReslience Initiative can meet the needs of poor and vulnerable people facing climate risks.


RCE Kano launches one million tree campaign against Sahara encroachment

The RCE Kano stakeholder, the Center for Renewable Energy and Action on Climate Change together with RCE Kano is launching a campaign to plant one million economic trees to condense the Sahara desert encroachment .

Launch of 1 Million Economic Trees for the Sahel Initiative: Towards reversing desert encroachment and restoring degraded lands along 11 frontline states in Northern Nigeria

28 November, 2015, Zamfara State, Nigeria

The invitation letter can be downloaded below.


HESI organises COP21 Side Event at UNESCO Headquarters

14 October 2015, UNESCO Headquarters

The public seminar ‘From Rio to Paris: Higher Education for Climate Change Action’, on 14 October 2015, was recognized as the official side event of the XXI Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP21). The meeting was attended by representatives of the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) and chaired by Prof Dzul Razak, the President of the International Association of Universities (IAU).


RCE Iskandar co-organizes the International Conference of Low Carbon Asia (ICLCA)

RCE Iskandar with the support of IGES (Institute of Global Environmental Strategies), Japan, successfully organized the International Conference of Low Carbon Asia (ICLCA) hosted by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and held in conjunction with the 4th Annual Meeting of LoCARNet (Low Carbon Asia Research Network) in Johor Bahru, 11-12 October 2015.


Cycle Logistics - an example of a successful business model tackling climate change by Jos Hermans

The European Union is finally officially acknowledging the importance of cycling as a climate-friendly means of transport (see EU Declaration of Cycling as a means of climate-friendly transport). The Declaration's action plans invites local, regional and national focal points on cycling as a means of transport.

Global RCE Youth Video Project for COP21

Dear Collegues/Coordinators,

Please see the attached document which describes an initative of the Global RCE Youth Network. If you have not received the document last month please read it. 

We request RCE Coordinators to identify leading youth in their RCE community to record a short video (total 1 minute) of themselves answering the following questions. We ask RCE Coordinators to work with the youth to help them frame their answers.