SDG 13 Climate Action

Climate Education: Identifying Challenges to Climate Action
  • Isabel B. FrancoEmail author
  • Rosemarie Tapia
  • James Tracey
Part of the Science for Sustainable Societies book series (SFSS)


There is an increasing consensus that stakeholders at education institutions, specifically educators and students, face enormous challenges in translating climate education into effective action. Therefore, a better understanding of these issues – both within and beyond education institutions – is paramount. This chapter addresses such issues within education institutions, including teachers and students misconceptions regarding climate change, behavioural issues and social considerations such as peer pressure. This investigation worked to critically analyse issues with the current climate education scheme, whilst identifying key areas in which improvements should be made to effectively promote climate action and contribute to the achievement of the sustainable development goal related to climate action (SDG 13).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabel B. Franco
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Rosemarie Tapia
    • 3
  • James Tracey
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute for the Advanced Study of SustainabilityUnited Nations University Shibuya-kuTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Australian Institute for Business and EconomicsThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia
  3. 3.Exceptional Women in Sustainability – eWiselySydneyAustralia
  4. 4.Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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