We aim to integrate relevant education and science communication modules in the education system to help future citizens across the globe in improving their understanding of the science of climate change and in developing necessary skills to mitigate its impact.
TROP ICSU (“Trans-disciplinary Research Oriented Pedagogy for Improving Climate Studies and Understanding”) is a global project funded by the International Council of Science. The project is led by International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) and co-led by International Union For Quaternary Research (INQUA).
We collate and curate digital/ICT-based teaching resources that integrate climate studies across the curriculum of Science, Mathematics, Social Sciences and Humanities. These teaching resources are locally rooted in their context, but globally relevant for their science.
TROP ICSU meticulously follows a methodology adopted along with various steps taken to review and validate the educational resources collated under this project.
Our project directly aligns with UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 4 and 13.
UNESCO mentions education as a key instrument to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals( SGDs). TROP ICSU subscribes to this thought and aligns with the Action Plan of UNESCO to promote Education for Sustainable Development by aligning with the following Learning Objectives of ESD:
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Take urgent actions to combat climate change and its impact.
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development,
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
As a part of the effort in advancing science as a global public good, the International Science Council has identified four Domains of Impact which represent the landscape of challenges and opportunities. TROP ICSU aligns with the following Domains of Impact:
Outreach and Engagement are considered as key components to the ISC’s Action Plan. TROP ICSU maps its goals with the one of the goals by ISC, “Amplifying Impact through Outreach and Engagement”.