Side Event

Climate Change and the Right to Education

This side event will discuss how the right to education is threatened by the effects of climate change.

- Asia/Bangkok
Open to public

This side event is part of the 79th Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific to be held in Bangkok, Thailand on 15–19 May 2023. The session will discuss how the right to education — including access to and continuity of quality education and lifelong learning — is threatened by the effects of climate change.

The event will highlight the importance of education in climate solutions, focusing on the challenges and opportunities in the Asia-Pacific in ensuring the continuity of education and lifelong learning of displaced persons, and the critical importance of building the resilience of schools, learners, and societies. It will present findings from a new report, Asia-Pacific Regional Synthesis: Climate Change, Displacement and Right to Education, based on research conducted by UNU-IAS and UNESCO.

The Greening Education Partnership, launched as a global initiative following the UN Transforming Education Summit in 2022, will also be discussed, including its key role in building the resilience of societies and learners to climate change, and promoting sustainable development.


On-site Participation
The session will be held in Conference Room 3 at UN Conference Center in Bangkok. Conference participants who wish to attend on-site must register by 11 May.

Online Participation
Online participation is open to the public. Please register to receive a Zoom link. Please note that the event will take place at 15:30–17:00 ICT (17:30–19:00 Japan time).

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This event will be held in English.


This event is co-organised by UNU-IAS and UNESCO.