The US Landscape Analysis project aims to benchmark whether and how states currently include climate change in education policy materials in the United States, helping inform and motivate further inclusion.


Explore the report results for K-12 education through interactive maps, graphs, and charts.


Explore the report results for higher education through interactive maps, graphs, and charts.


Read the full reports for K-12 and higher education.

partnerships and support

The US Landscape Analysis project builds on the existing partnership between the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) and the MECCE Project. The project includes: 1) a policy analysis at the Kindergarten to Grade 12 and higher education levels, 2) a data visualization platform, 3) a K-12 administrator and teacher survey about climate change education on the ground, 4) an examination of the type and extent of the inclusion of climate change education by US non-governmental organizations, 5) case study profiles highlighting innovative practices at the K-12, higher education, and NGO levels, and 6) a policy forum for K-12 policy administrators to leverage the results of this work.

The data visualization platform was prepared in consultation with MECCE Project partner, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). We would like to extend our appreciation to Stefan Jungcurt and Kyle Jergens for providing guidance, training, and inspiration to our team during the process of building this visualization platform. IISD’s feedback was crucial and formative for the development of this website.

We are grateful to the WOKA Foundation for their generous support of this work!