Easy digest: the links between climate change and education

Part of our Easy Digest series, we explore various themes and their connections to climate change, with the aim to guide funders towards more impactful resource allocation. This short resource focuses on the links between climate and education.


  • Education is one of the most powerful instruments for improving health, gender equality, peace, and
  • It is critical for developing the human capital that will end extreme poverty.
  • Similarly, education is a powerful driver of climate change mitigation and resilience.
  • The relationship between climate and education can be one that reinforces education gains and generates positive climate outcomes or one that threatens education and results in poor outcomes for people and planet.
  • Impactful solutions must centre education as not only a mechanism to address poverty but as a critical tool
    in the fight against climate change.