Members of the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) have committed to insert environmental protection and climate change in curricula at all school levels. This policy comes out of a seminar on climate change attended by the KTU.
On 21 April, during a week dedicated to the issue of climate change, members of the KTU learned ways of working with children to create a healthy environment and climate. During a seminar on climate change, Dr. Abdullah, a specialist in environmental and climate issues, highlighted the roots of climate change:
Negative impact of climate change
He also identified clear outcomes of climate change:
Mitigating climate change
The climate change expert listed actions that can be undertaken regarding climate change:
Education International’s “Teach for the Planet” campaign
“All attendees stressed the importance of inserting environmental protection and climate change in curricula at all school levels. In this way, attention will be focused on this topic and educators will be able work with children to create a healthy environment and climate,” said KTU president Abdalwahed M. Haje.
With this seminar, Iraqi education unionists are joining Education International’s “Teach for the Planet” campaign. This aims to ensure that climate education, based on science and with a civic action focus, becomes as fundamental as teaching reading and writing.