Teach The Teacher

We are an international, youth-led campaign that aims to bring students into their schools to talk to their educators about climate change, launching in the last week of September. This will include related issues students are worried about, like climate anxiety and climate justice. A recent survey in the UK found that 70% of teachers reported that they had not received training on any aspects of climate change. Teach the Teacher is a shared campaign run by successful climate groups; SOS-UK, Mock COP26, EARTHDAY.ORG and Education International, in over 15 countries. We hope to bring light to the lack of training in climate and environmental literacy that educators receive and the state of climate education in schools.

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Why are we doing this?

When UNESCO looked at the education policies of 78 countries across the globe, they found that climate was referenced in less than half of them (47%) and biodiversity in only 19% of them. In a recent survey in the UK, 70% of teachers reported that they had not received training on any aspects of climate change. We want this to change! Our future is at stake. We see the impacts of the climate crisis every day, and it's essential to educate students, now more than ever, in a way that ignites hope within them. Teach the teacher will allow students to give a presentation to their teachers that ensures open and holistic discussion about climate change, climate education, its intersectionalities and all of its adversaries. The campaign title may be slightly misleading - it is a two-way discussion rather than a lecture.

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Send us an email at hello@mockcop.org.
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