Climate Learning and Empowerment


When I moved from science work into education between 1998-2001 I did so because I was deeply concerned about environmental literacy. As a scientist, I saw many instances of how the media and the emerging online universe was communicating science, the work of scientists, and scientific concepts. Education, communication, and outreach are key factors influencing our global efforts around climate action. However, in thinking about the evolving space of climate learning and empowerment I frame this work as how do we design expansive learning for environmental sustainability. In thinking this way I have found that I work at multiple scales and often engage the United Nations framings of Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).