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Climate change not adequately covered in education globally: UNESCO

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Climate change is not effectively incorporated into the education framework of countries across the world, according to the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) report by UNESCO. “Only 75 per cent countries cover climate change subject in their national curricula framework while only 40 per cent of them have education laws that cover climate change. At least 45 per cent of the countries include the subject in their education sector plans and strategies,” according to the report.

“References are mainly found at primary and secondary education levels (90 per cent). Fewer countries have frameworks to support climate change education in Technical and Vocational Education and Training System (TVET), higher education (70 per cent) and teacher training education (55 per cent),” it added.

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