USask researcher examines UN climate change education

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According to the United Nations, education and training is a crucial part of tackling climate change.

JANE CAULFIELD
Sep 4, 2019

Three landmark UN policy programs aim to empower and support governments to accelerate solutions through education, training and public awareness as they work to mitigate and adapt to climate change. For University of Saskatchewan researcher Dr. Marcia McKenzie (PhD) and her international collaborators, understanding how these UN policy programs are shaped will help ensure the effectiveness of climate change education (CCE) around the world.

“We know from previous research that the level and quality of engagement with sustainability issues in education has been significantly influenced by UN policy programs in the past,” said McKenzie, director of the Sustainability Education Research Institute in USask’s College of Education. “Therefore, it is important that newly developing policy programs are as strong as possible in order to have the most impact.”

McKenzie, who was recently awarded nearly $280,000 in an Insight Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, will examine governmental and non-governmental influences on UN policy programs as it relates to climate change education.

SEPN Director, Prof. Marcia McKenzie, was recently awarded a $280,000 Insight Grant from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to study the influence of UN policy programs on climate change education.

Click to read the entire piece and learn more about this groundbreaking new project on the University of Saskatchewan’s Research News.