Climate change adaptation added to Philippines school curriculum

The World Agroforestry Centre is one of several organizations supporting the integration of climate change into the school curriculum of Albay Province, the Philippines, reports the Business Mirror.

Climate-change adaptation strategies will be integrated into subjects such as mathematics, English, social studies and arts in elementary and high schools throughout Albay. Over 8,000 teachers have undergone extensive training with climate-change scientists and experts to perfect 20 lesson plans for every subject area, the articles says.

These developments are part of the Philippines’ “Mainstreaming of Climate Change Adaptation in the Philippine Curriculum”, which was recently approved by President Aquino, and aims to educate children about the dangers of climate change and the importance of adaptation.

Other organizations supporting the initiative include the Philippines Center for Initiatives and Research on Climate Change, the Department of Education, the University of Los Baños, and the United Nations Development Programme.

Read the full article in the Business Mirror.