DAPA contribution on world climate teach-in dayJun 4th, 2010 | By Anton Eitzinger | Category: Adaptation, Climate Change
Today on 4 June 2010, the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences organized under the auspices of EU climate commissioner Connie Hedegaard the first global climate teach-in day for schools and Universities. Through targeted presentations, videos and discussions, the day will raise awareness of climate change for young people.
The aims of the “World Climate Teach-In Day” are:
- to disseminate scientific information on climate change in a way that allow is to be broadly understood, including elements related to its environmental, social, economic and policy aspects to schools and universities around the world;
- to raise awareness among secondary and university students on the complexity of matters related to climate change and the need for personal engagement and action;
- to provide an opportunity to introduce projects and other initiatives being undertaken at the international but also at the regional and local level by schools, universities, government bodies, NGOs and other stakeholders;
- to discuss the problems, barriers, challenges and chances and potentials related to climate change both in the local and regional level but also globally.
DAPA, the Decision and Policy Analysis Program of CIAT, contribute on this important activity with the presentation The implications of climate change on agriculture and small-farmers livelihoods, to make the future generation of students more sensitive how climate change will affect agricultural in their 2030 world.