DepEd reiterates its call to tackle the climate crisis


The webinar for young people discusses the impact of climate change on the well-being of children. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Highlighting the importance of climate education, the Department of Education (DepEd) highlighted the international call for global climate justice to address the adverse effects it has on children during a webinar for young people organized on September 24.

DepEd, through the Bureau of Learner Support Services-Youth Formation Division (BLSS-YFD), partnered with Save the Children to host a webinar on “Global climate strike: Capacity building on climate change and its effect on children’s well being.

“The urgency to protect the environment has become much more evident. We survive every year; floods, earthquakes, storms have led to the destruction of our infrastructure, our buildings and the loss of human life, ”said Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones. noted.

The webinar discussed the direct effects of climate change on children’s well-being and how climate change movements can engage learners to be part of the solution. He also pointed out that educational institutions are largely a platform and breeding ground for young leaders.

Carrying the slogan #UprootTheSystem, the global climate strike was organized by Fridays for Future, led by 18-year-old Swedish environmental activist, Greta Thunberg. This youth-led movement started in 2018 and currently has 15 million participants in more than 216 countries around the world.

“Makakalikasan, (pro-nature) is one of the core values ​​of the department, recognizing the need to infiltrate the minds of learners and even teachers, and department staff. The importance of taking care of the planet and its resources. At the very heart of our existence, we are all linked by the very fabric of our humanity. The source of light that sustains our very existence, the earth, and ating tahanan, (our home) “, shared BLSS-YFD leader Adolf Aguilar. .

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