Memorandum of Understanding signed between IUBS (as lead partner of the TROP ICSU project) and WMO for collaboration on climate change education

 

On 1 August 2019, a Memorandum of Understanding for collaboration on climate change education was signed between the TROP ICSU project, represented by the International Union of Biological Sciences(IUBS), and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the United Nations system’s specialized agency for meteorology (weather and climate), operational hydrology, and related geophysical sciences.

On the occasion of the 33rd General Assembly and Centenary Year celebrations of IUBS at Oslo, Norway,the collaboration between TROP ICSU and WMO was formally announced and cemented through the signing of an MoU between the two parties. The aim of the collaboration is to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of Quality Education (SDG 4) and Climate Action (SDG 13) and to enrich the implementation of the One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UNCC:Learn).

This formal agreement for partnership is a significant and key milestone in achieving TROP ICSU’s goal of providing high quality, scientifically accurate educational resources for teachers to integrate climate change education with existing curriculum of all disciplines including Science, Mathematics, Social Sciences, and Humanities.