MEdIES participated in the 8th regional Dialogue on Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) on July 29, organized by UNFCCC, in collaboration with UNESCO. The 2020 ACE Dialogue aimed to advance the discussions and views on the future work to enhance implementation of ACE. The event was actually a component of the preparation of a new work programme on education, training and public awareness at COP 26 in Glasgow, United Kingdom, in 2021.

About 80 representatives from environment/climate and education sectors (ministries, organizations, NGOs, researchers, etc) participated in the event which took place virtually due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The participants shared case studies on climate change education and related fields in the context of the Doha Work Programme (2012- 2020) and discussed recommendations its the future programme (post 2020). 

Mr Alexander Leicht, UNESCO, presented the new UNESCO publication Integrating action for climate empowerment into nationally determined contributions: a short guide for countries  a short but  very comprehensive guide for the countries to lauch and mainstream ACE national strategies and activities in all six components of ACE.

Good practices were highlighted in all areas related to ACE, and namely, Policy (Sweden); Education (Italy); Training (UNDP); Public Awareness (YOUNGO); Access to Information (Tirana city), Public Participation (CIEL) while participats discussed on “what worked well”, and “what gaps and needs remain” and “what could continue in the post 2020 period (in relation to the future work to enhance ACE Implementation “. 

All presentations will be available at this UNFCCC link 

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