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03 Aug 2019 · WMO · Climate Education

IUBS signed MoU with WMO

On 1 August 2019, a Memorandum of Understanding for collaboration on climate change education was signed between the IUBS (as lead partner of the TROP ICSU project) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the United Nations system’s specialized agency for meteorology (weather and climate), operational hydrology, and related geophysical sciences.

On the occasion of the 33rd General Assembly and Centenary Year celebrations of IUBS at Oslo, Norway,the collaboration between IUBS/TROP ICSU and WMO was formally announced and cemented through the signing of an MoU between the two parties. The aim of the collaboration is to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of Quality Education (SDG 4) and Climate Action (SDG 13) and to enrich the implementation of the One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UNCC:Learn).

This formal agreement for partnership is a significant and key milestone in achieving TROP ICSU’s goal of providing high quality, scientifically accurate educational resources for teachers to integrate climate change education with existing curriculum of all disciplines including Science, Mathematics, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

Our Partners

The IUBS is a founding member of the International Science Council (ISC), and contributes its scientific committees and programmes. The Union closely collaborates with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), developing joint programmes for research, training and education.

IUBS maintains formal relations with the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

The Union also works with the European Commission as well as numerous other organisations, agencies,  foundations and international unions that are concerned with research and development related to the biological and life sciences.