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Teachers vital to climate change education: DepEd-DRRMS

Teachers vital to climate change education: DepEd-DRRMS

The Department of Education (DepEd) said that learners, teachers and other personnel in the education sector may fulfill significant roles in the fight against the effects of climate change.

The DepEd-Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS) said addressing climate change entails a demand for a collective action, including raising awareness on the issue. 

“Our small actions, when united, can make [go] a long way in our fight against climate change,” DepEd-DRRMS Director Ronilda Co said.

“In collaboration with the UPLB – University Library ALIVErary BOOKS Program, the DepEd DRRMS conducted the 6th NCCC with the theme “Responding to Climate Change: Role of Education towards Climate Change Action” to provide a space for knowledge-sharing and learning platforms on the science of climate change, challenges, and opportunities,” the DRRMS said.

Co noted that achieving and maintaining awareness among learners and other groups within the education sector through conferences such as this are crucial, considering the Philippine setting where natural calamities often cause disruptions and damage to schools.

“We believe that by encouraging participation of learners and DepEd personnel in climate change adaptation and mitigation, we can have a deeper grasp of climate change, especially the challenges and opportunities confronting us,” she added.