Author: Kristen Poppleton, Director of Programs

Climate Denial Hits Our Classrooms

It’s hard to miss the all out attack the current administration has made on all policies related to climate change and clean energy. What may be less known, but will also cause significant damage, is the assault on climate change education being orchestrated by many entities, namely the Heartland Institute. The Heartland Institute (with major […]

The Role of Climate Change Education in the International Climate Negotiations

Article 6 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) recognizes the importance of education, training and public awareness to achieve “action for climate empowerment, (ACE) and ultimately to achieve the goals set forth in the Paris Agreement. In a UNFCCC meeting this past summer, over 750 participants from 22 countries gathered to […]

Meet Our COP22 Delegation

What is the significance of COP22? Climate change is a global problem that demands international action, and finally, in Paris last year, the world came together on an agreement to address climate change: the Paris Agreement. At the UN’s Marrakech Climate Change Conference, COP22, nations of the world will continue their work on strengthening the […]

First Reflections

Last week, I joined 14 other leaders in climate science, social science, education, and climate resiliency in Washington D.C. for the inaugural meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment. It was an honor for me professionally, and also speaks to the credibility and recognition that Climate Generation has gained at […]

#Teach4Climate Back to School 2016 Campaign

We’re proud to join our partners at #youth4climate again in this school year celebration of teaching climate change! Join us! Today’s generation is the first generation to feel the impacts of climate change and the last that can really do something about it. Teaching young people about climate change – its causes, effects, and what […]

#Youth4Climate: Paris and Beyond

Last September, 194 young people stood in the balcony at United Nations Headquarters in New York and witnessed the adoption of the 2030 Agenda. More than 7 million young people from around the globe spoke up and seized the opportunity to vote on their priorities for the Sustainable Development Goals, and they placed climate change […]

The Paris Agreement: From COP21 to the Earth Day Signing Ceremony, and Beyond

December 12, 2015 was a pretty big deal day, as it marked the adoption of the Paris Agreement by the Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Tomorrow, however, is when that big deal day has the opportunity to become the real deal, as the Paris Agreement opens […]

Making a Space for Climate Change in the Classroom

Climate change education (or lack thereof) has been in the news recently, with headlines ranging from: “U.S. teachers are avoiding climate change topic in classrooms,” to “How teachers are getting it wrong on climate change,” to “Climate Science Education in the US is Pretty Crappy, Survey Finds.” Now, I will admit, the findings of the […]