As world leaders gather in Glasgow for a landmark summit to address the global climate crisis, we take a look at the practical action Link is taking to help turn the tide.
We’ve already explored how education is one of the best tools we have to fight climate change – building resilience in the face of natural disasters, encouraging better use of natural resources, and supporting women to become leaders in the global response.
Armed with this knowledge, we are committing to addressing the climate crisis across all of our work. We want young people to have the tools to make informed and responsible choices to protect themselves, their communities, and the planet. We’re looking at three key areas:
Education for Sustainable Development
We’re helping schools to teach and support pupils and their parents in sustainable practices. That means we support schools to be inclusive; help create relevant livelihoods and life skills curricula; and engage communities to support education for all children. In the future, we want to continue to embed additional green and sustainable angles to all of our education work.
School Improvement Planning
Helping schools to plan and manage continuous improvement through data collection is a cornerstone of Link’s work. We are updating our support to include a greater focus on school environment, resilience to climate change, and community engagement for adapting to meet new challenges. We’re also providing disaster management tools, guidance and training so that school communities can monitor progress on sustainability and minimise the risks of disruption from extreme events.
We are proud of our focus on supporting girls to get a quality education. Not only do girls have a right to learn, but educated, confident girls can better help communities to prepare, reduce, adapt and respond to climate-related risks. We’ll continue to champion and support girls in their learning and are committing to building environmental and sustainability concerns into our existing work.
To learn more about how Link is building resilience to climate change, check out our paper detailing our approach: