Education is a powerful enabler of climate-change containment: Ban Ki Moon, Bambang Susantono

(Ban Ki Moon is the former secretary-general of the United States and Bambang Susantono is the ADB vice-president for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development. The column first appeared in Mint on October 18, 2021)

 

  • Climate change poses the biggest existential threat to humanity. As world leaders prepare to renew their pledge to combat the crisis amid increasingly-frequent natural hazards and the raging covid pandemic, one measure that so far remains grossly under-tapped is the transformative role that education can play in mitigating climate change. In the lead up to CoP-26, more countries have been committing themselves to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. This includes using regulation and policy to improve energy efficiency, develop alternative energy sources, reduce overall energy consumption and minimize wastage…

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