With the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) coming up in Copenhagen in December, doubts abound as to whether a successful treaty will be negotiated. (Here’s one analysis– Understanding the Copenhagen Climate Deal: The Fix is In– and here’s a recent piece on National Public Radio: Future Unlikely For Kyoto Climate Treaty.)
Naturally, negotiating the political and economic (and equity) issues of the treaty at an international level is a tad different from looking at best practices and effective educational and communication strategies relating to climate and energy. That said, climate and education both transcend national and business agendas, and climate education is an imperative that necessarily should be an integral part of any proposed solution.
At the wrap-up of the Inspiring Climate Education (ICE) 2009 conference, I asked moderator Kirsten Danielsen her impressions of the event and whether there could be some lessons learned that would benefit the discussions in December.