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The MECCE Project was on ground in Dubai at COP28. The Project launched a new set of 30 country profiles, 11 narratives and final reports from our case studies, a set of new and updated global indicators, and a re-vamped interactive data platform. 


Blue Zone Events

Monitoring, evaluating and reporting of ACE

8 December 2023 | 15:00-16:30 | Side Event Room 5

This session helped participants build skills to further monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of quality ACE policies and practices in their contexts. Hosted in collaboration with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and Centre for Environment Education (CEE), and with the ACE Focal Point for Senegal and Head of the Planning, Monitoring-Evaluation and Partnership Division at the Environmental Education and Training Center, Ministry of the Environment, Sustainable Development and Ecological Transition for the Government of Senegal. The event was livestreamed on the UNFCCC YouTube channel and website.

Youth and Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE): Capacity-building for National-level MER

8 December 2023 | 10:45-12:15 | Monash University Pavilion

This event focused on youth contributions to monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on climate change education, otherwise known as Action for Climate Empowerment. It will be of particular interest to youth, civil society, and government officials. Hosted in collaboration with Care About Climate, Mock COP, Monash University, the University of Melbourne, and YOUNGO. This event was livestreamed on the Monash University YouTube channel.

Green Zone Events

A transformative target: Strengthening climate change education and communication for the future

1 December 2023 | 10:30-11:30 | Al-Erth Room, Green Zone

This high-level panel launched a new set of country profiles produced by the GEM Report and MECCE Project exploring the latest country progress on climate change education, training and public awareness, and will address the question of how the profiles support decision making and prioritization of policy and practice. Several countries will offer unique perspectives and approaches to CCE, including Finland (Ministry of Education and Culture, Ministry of Environment, Finnish National Commission to UNESCO), Senegal (Ministry of the Environment, Sustainable Development and Ecological Transition) and UAE (Ministry of Education), and with Professor Jeffery Sachs (Columbia University) and others.

Implementing youth-led solutions for quality climate education

5 December | 15:15-16:15 | Greening Education Hub

This side event showcased youth action towards quality climate education in order to raise ambition from world leaders to take action on climate education. We will also platform real examples, from those doing this in practice, of how young people and ministers are collaborating to integrate climate into education, and how educators are delivering this in their teaching. The MECCE Project will be presenting on policy and practice: sharing understandings of quality climate communication and education (CCE) in policy and practice, and how countries globally are benchmarking, target setting, and progressing in quantity of CCE provision. The event will also include contributions from the Mock COP campaign coordinator, on the Mock Education Ministers Summit, the youth statement on quality climate education and their work on advancing climate education in their country; Mock EMS Youth Delegates sharing on their work on advancing climate education in their country; a Government minister, speaking on implementing climate education policy at a national level; an educator with the Office for Climate Education, who will provide perspectives from the classroom on teaching climate change and sustainability, and the experiences of and opportunities for this.

Latest Research

Funded Case Studies

We are thrilled to be launching findings from our first cohort of funded case studies. Our interactive data platform now includes stories and final reports from the completed case studies. The case studies are a fascinating addition to the Project. They explore a broad diversity of quality CCE approaches. Several of the CCE initiatives studied navigate areas of significant tension, others include intergenerational aspects, and others use unique approaches to increase public participation and awareness. Descriptions of our second cohort of case studies, which are currently underway, are also available.

Country Profiles

We are launching another 30 country profiles of national CCE/ACE activity at COP28! That brings the total number of profiles to 30. This fruitful collaboration with the UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report has compiled an impressive amount of information on national contexts, climate change communication and education activities, and national CCE monitoring activities. The profiles are validated by country experts, such as ACE Focal Points, and being used by policy-makers, educators, and civil society internationally to inform their work. The 80 countries represent all levels of climate vulnerability, income, and SDG region, and are being used to develop MECCE Project global indicators.

Global Indicators

Our second set of indicators is now available. The new indicators cover the extent of integration of climate change in grade 9 subject curricula, online learning on climate change (developed through a partnership with UN:CC Learn), climate action in libraries (developed in partnership with the International Federation of Library Associations), and CCE being carried out by civil society organizations (developed through partnerships with Columbia University’s Centre for Sustainable Futures and the North American Association for Environmental Education). We are also releasing our first global indicator that cuts across many areas of climate communication and education, built from data from our country profiles (which are developed in partnership with the Global Education Monitoring Report). We are continuing to develop these indicators, including through in-progress surveys.

Interactive Data Platform Update

Our interactive data platform has a new look! We are thrilled to share an upgraded global indicator view of the platform, which was done in collaboration with Microsoft’s AI for Good and Catch Analytics. This powerful online interactive tool supports benchmarking and target-setting on climate communication and education (CCE), or Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE). The indicators can now be examined through global, regional, and country-level views, and the relationships to contextual factors such as country emissions and climate vulnerability can also be explored. Our country profiles and case studies are also available on the platform.

Thank you to the MECCE Project partners and collaborators, MECCE Project staff, and Research Associate and Assistant team for all the input and hard work to prepare our research and outputs for COP.

Connect with Us


Aaron Benavot
Indicator Development Lead
[email protected] 

Susie Ho
Targeted Communications Lead
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Other MECCE Project partners attending COP28 include:
  • Centre for Environment Education
  • Climate Action Network – Réseau action climat Canada
  • Climate Outreach
  • Foundation for Environmental Education
  • International Federation of Libraries
  • Monash University
  • Office for Climate Education
  • University of Saskatchewan


Marcia McKenzie, Director
[email protected]

Aaron Benavot, Indicator Development Lead
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Nicola Chopin, Project Manager
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Funded Case STudies

We fund Case Studies of innovative climate change communication and education (CCE) to  help inform global understandings of what constitutes quality CCE. Successful proposals will receive up to $10,000 CAD to conduct high quality research. Learn more about the case studies now.


We discuss emerging issues in climate communication and education, drawing on our findings, as well as material from other projects and sources.


Learn how to join our growing global network, which supports regional input and action on climate communication and education.


Visit our open access repository for project materials, including policy briefs, factsheets, guidelines, infographics, reports, and videos.