Meeting Global Climate Goals with Energy Education

Sunday, February 14, 2016: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Wilson A (Marriott Wardman Park)
Meeting international climate change goals requires intervention strategies that are practical, institutional, easily discernible to different cultures and societies, and—perhaps most important—scalable. Educational interventions are a key component of all major climate change discussions and plans, including those at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development. The fundamental role energy plays in people’s lives and in a country’s development is becoming more appreciated. Furthering energy education is imperative for meeting sustainable development and climate change goals in international agreements. This session provides background about ongoing climate and sustainability education interventions, highlighting specific initiatives in energy education. Discussions will address energy education at all levels and how these activities can be built on by other emerging energy, climate, and sustainability education initiatives.
Matthew Garcia, AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, U.S. Department of Energy
David Blockstein, Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders
Daniel M. Kammen, University of California, Berkeley
Global Need for Building a Foundation for Clean Energy Education
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