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Country Profiles of Climate Change Communication and Education

A partnership between the UNESCO Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report and the MECCE Project is generating new insights on country approaches to climate change communication and education (CCE). The profiles offer a comparative perspective of country progress on Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Targets 4.7 and 13.3. The profiles aim to promote peer learning and policy dialogue between countries on CCE.

The first available 20 country profiles cover varied geographic and income contexts. The profiles are available on the MECCE Project website and the GEM Report’s PEER website at Up to 50 more profiles will be published in 2023. 

Research Methods and Preparation Process

The profiles are based on reviews of each country’s international commitments and national laws, policies, action plans, and programs. 

The profiles offer a description of each country’s:

1. National CCE context, including climate change impacts; relevant government agencies; laws, policies, and plans; CCE terminology in use; and national budget allocated to CCE

2. Climate change education activities related to the Education and Training ACE elements. This includes curriculum and teacher education in primary and secondary education, and tertiary education, TVET, and adult education

3. Climate change communication activities related to the Public Awareness, Public Access to Information, and Public Participation ACE elements

4. National CCE/ACE monitoring 

Country experts, including national ACE focal points, were invited to review, update, and validate the information. Countries are encouraged to provide feedback and help ensure the profiles are comprehensive, accurate, and up to date. Contact the GEM Report at education.profiles(at) or the MECCE Project at to provide input.

The country profiles would not have been possible without those who undertook the research activities and contributed to its drafting and finalization. The profiles were conducted under the leadership of Marcia McKenzie and Heila Lotz-Sisitka, and the organization and coordination of Nicola Chopin and Stefanie Mallow. We are grateful for the partnership with GEM Report collaborators Manos Antoninis, Anna Cristina D’Addio, and Daniel April. Finally, many thanks to the country experts who reviewed the profiles. The  country profiles were compiled by a team of research assistants and associates:

  • Jessica Abonizio, Monash University
  • Diego Calvo Bonilla, University of Saskatchewan
  • Ben de Souza, Rhodes University
  • Yuxuan (Ame) Gong, University at Albany – State University of New York
  • Kristen Hargis, University of Saskatchewan
  • Hajar Idrissi, University of Saskatchewan
  • Sara Lee, University of Saskatchewan
  • Stefanie Mallow, University of Saskatchewan
  • Sidney Muhangi, Rhodes University
  • Niv Narayanamoorthy, University of Saskatchewan
  • Kağan Porsuk, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Darren Rabinowitz, University at Albany – State University of New York
  • Srishti Singh, University of Saskatchewan
  • Leonie Ströbele, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Ali Thwaites, University of Saskatchewan