Effects of Climate Change on Education

Country

Global

Region

Global

Type

Infographic

Year

2024

Effects of Climate Change on Education

Country

Global

Region

Global

Type

Infographic

Year

2024

Abstract:

The infographic provides a comprehensive analysis of the adverse effects of climate change on educational systems worldwide. It elucidates how climate-related disasters, including rising sea levels and temperatures, precipitate food and water scarcities, infrastructural damages, and forced migrations, severely hampering educational access and quality. Drawing on examples from countries like the Central African Republic, Chad, and Nigeria, the paper illustrates the profound implications of such environmental shifts.

Authored by the Institute for Development Impact, it calls attention to the vulnerability of education systems to climate change and advocates for the integration of climate resilience into educational planning. The goal is to ensure sustainable solutions that enhance learning opportunities amidst the escalating threats posed by climate change.

Description:

The publication “Effect of Climate Change on Education,” authored by Linda Hiebert, Augustine Adah, and Ochanya Adah in 2024 for the Institute for Development Impact, delves into the significant and multifaceted challenges that climate change imposes on global education systems. It articulates the critical role of education in combating climate change while highlighting the detrimental impacts of environmental alterations, such as rising sea levels and temperatures, on educational access and quality. These changes strain ecosystems, leading to food and water shortages, compromised livelihoods, and a decline in educational quality. The publication underscores the alarming reality that half of the global population is at risk from the adverse effects of climate change, emphasizing the urgent need for adaptive strategies to safeguard and enhance educational systems amidst these challenges

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