ABOUT THE PROJECT
Climate change communication and education (CCE) is recognized as a priority in the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Effective CCE is fundamental to overcoming climate denial, increasing climate literacy, and supporting climate action. There is an urgent need for increased quality and quantity of CCE globally, delivered across education, government, civil society, business, media, and communications sectors.
The Monitoring and Evaluating Climate Communication and Education (MECCE) Project responds to this urgency with an ambitious international research agenda that aims to increase the quality and quantity of CCE to advance global climate literacy and action.
The MECCE Project is an international partnership project focused on increasing context-informed understandings of quality climate communication and education (CCE) in policy and practice, as well as providing global data to support country benchmarking, target setting, and progress in quantity of CCE provision. We are a partnership of over 80 scholars and organizations, including an Advisory Committee comprised of the IPCC, UNESCO, UNFCCC, and UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report.
Theory of Change
The MECCE Project conceptualizes CCE as going beyond increasing scientific literacy to also engage psychosocial and action dimensions necessary for catalyzing change across each of three spheres of transformation:
The MECCE Project is supporting this transformation through three intersecting Axes of research activities:
INCREASING CCE QUALITY
Our research supports improved understanding and practice of effective CCE via knowledge syntheses studies, 50+ Country Profiles, and at least 30 Case Studies.
INCREASING CCE QUANTITY
We are developing new indicators and datasets to enable national and intergovernmental benchmarking and target setting, to spur increased CCE provision and action.
MOBILIZING CCE ACTION
We offer cutting edge content on what constitutes quality CCE in policy and practice, and provide recommendations on how stakeholders can increase ambition on CCE benchmarking and target setting. Our primary audiences include:
GLOBAL MONITORING TOOLS
We are developing interactive open access tools will offer users the ability to interact with and visualize the MECCE Project’s data.
Visit our open access repository for project materials, including policy briefs, factsheets, guidelines, infographics, reports, and videos.
GLOBAL CCE BLOG
We discuss emerging issues in climate communication and education to respond to the area's rapidly evolving policy environment and public discourse.
Learn how to join our growing global network, which supports regional input and action on climate communication and education.