Nature-based solutions among most effective measures to adaptation: 15 school-led adaptation case-studies pave the way for climate resilience

24 May 2022

Adaptation and Climate resilience involves many sectors and levels of governance. In order to tackle climate change future leaders must be equipped to create future solutions. To this end, the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA), Centre for Environment Education (CCE), and Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) have released a report with case studies on adaptation and climate resilience in schools and educational settings. Nature-based solutions are featured in the report as among the most effective measures to adaptation.

The report explores 15 case studies in Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Tanzania, Republic of Seychelles, Belgium, Indiana, Montenegro, The Bahamas, Turkey and the USA which illustrate examples of participatory cases which used innovative school-led adaptation and resilience building. The cases are excellent examples of how the educational system can integrate and adopt a holistic approach to adaptation action at the communal level.

Among many key messages, this report on education and climate resilience highlights the great potential that youth have to act as ambassadors of climate change adaptation. Using participatory approaches,experiencing nature first hand and engaging in intergenerational dialogue, children and young people can make an impact in strengthening adaptive capacity of their communities.

Learn more about the “Case Studies on Adaptation and Climate Resilience in Schools and Educational Settings”.

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