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Tackling climate change through education: Turin-based UN Institutes call for urgent action

TURIN, OCTOBER 24 – In a joint campaign to mark UN Day, the United Nations Staff System College (UNSSC), United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), and the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO), highlighted the importance of education as a tool for effective climate action.

Rallying around sustainable development goal (SDG) 13, which calls for “urgent action to combat climate change and its impact,” the Turin-based institutes emphasized the benefits of a coherent approach to climate change, that takes education into consideration.

“At UNSSC, we have seen how effective learning programmes can contribute to changed attitudes and behaviours, as well as bold approaches for climate action”, said Jafar Javan, Director of the Staff System College. “UNICRI’s research shows that the erosion of natural resources, and resultant increases in poverty and food insecurity, create an environment where conflict and violent extremism thrive. As a research and training institute for criminal justice and crime prevention, we tackle this worrying phenomenon through research, awareness raising, and capacity building'”, added Antonia De Meo, the head of UNICRI.

“Climate change is interlinked with the world of work, and this is the reason why at the International Training Center of the ILO here in Turin, our training, our courses, and our masterclasses are putting an emphasis on the effects of climate change on the world of work”, said Giuseppe Casale, Director of ITCILO.

As the world marks UN Day, the message is clear: continuous learning will help people to contribute meaningfully to the urgent global fight against climate change.

“We cannot afford any further delay in advancing learning to empower individuals to protect the world around us. As we celebrate UN day, let us remember that it takes a combination of knowledge, skills, and determination to act on what science is telling us,” the leaders of the institutes concluded. (@OnuItalia)

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