Problem: To advance the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change every human shall contribute. Climate education and youth education shall go hand in hand towards those goals.
Solution: "Climate Box" is a set of educational and play materials on the topic of "Climate Change" addressed to students in grades 2-11 and teachers teaching subjects in the educational field "Science" and "The World Around".
Implementation: The "climate box" was developed in 2014-2015 by the United Nations Development Program in Russia (UNDP) with the support of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation and the Coca-Cola Company. In 2017, after the successful piloting in Moscow and Sochi schools, a regional TF project was approved, aimed at raising awareness of schoolchildren from the CIS countries about the problems of climate change on the basis of the "Climate Box".
The "Climate Box" continues a series of textbooks for schoolchildren, previously presented by UNDP and its partners in the Black Sea - "Box of the Black Sea" and on Lake Baikal - "Baikal Chest".
Climate box" contains:
- an illustrated manual for students with cognitive materials, pictures, interactive and individual assignments with questions on the topic "Climate Change";
- guidelines for the teacher on the use of the set of materials in the classroom in various classes;
- a set of game questionnaires;
- map “Climate change: consequences for nature and humans by the end of the XXI century, if humanity does not do everything possible to reduce greenhouse gas emissions”;
- A poster with tips on how to reduce your carbon footprint.
Achievements: It was adapted and translated into national languages versions were piloted in schools in Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. More than 50,000 schoolchildren and 2,000 teachers in these countries have already read the textbook and have implemented local school projects on climate change adaptation and energy efficiency. The TF project supported a series of regional conferences on climate education and the first competition for school projects in the CIS countries. Methodologists and schoolchildren from these countries shared their experience of implementing the "Climate Box" and the results of using the knowledge gained on its basis. The Climate Box is already available in English, Russian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Tajik languages. On line version is available at www.climate-box.com and through the mobile applications.