British Embassy with Uzbek Ministry of Public Education organised round table on climate

The round table was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Public Education (MoPE), Ministry of Energy, State Committee on Ecology and Environmental Protection, and Zamin Foundation. The event was an opportunity to strengthen knowledge and capacity on climate change education through an interactive discussion on the evolution of climate change education in the UK, lessons learned, and current practices. The presentation was delivered by an international sustainability and teaching expert, Dr Dan van der Horst, who currently serves as a Personal Chair in Energy, Environment & Society, School of Geosciences, The University of Edinburgh, UK.

Additional presentations were given by representatives from the MoPE, Zamin Foundation and Chevening alumni, who presented and discussed the prospects for Uzbekistan in terms of climate change education, also presenting case studies of select international low carbon schools with a focus on clean technologies.

The round-table kicked off the project ‘Promoting climate change education and low-carbon technologies through increased awareness of schoolchildren in Uzbekistan’. The project aims to promote climate change education and awareness in public education through an awareness-raising campaign in liaison with the MoPE. As a result of the project, school children and MoPE staff will develop a better understanding of climate change action, particularly how individuals can contribute to climate change mitigation through sustainable lifestyles/behaviours as well as the importance of low-carbon technologies. Furthermore, the project will highlight the importance of alignment with the COP26 goals.

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