Taiwan-U.S. Bilateral Workshop on Climate Education


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About the event
Climate change is arguably the most complex and significant long-term threat facing
our planet today. The dramatic impacts of global warming are no longer a far-off
concern for the future, but are now visible in the form of extreme weather events and
other natural disasters, with related impacts on communities and economies in every
corner of the world. One has to look no further than the daily news to see the life-
threatening and costly outcomes of climate change—from the destruction and
intensity of recent typhoons/hurricanes and other weather events to raging wildfires
to coastal flooding and sea level rise. For instance, both Taiwan and the American
West are facing severe droughts in 2021. Other impacts are less visible but equally
dangerous—ocean acidification, loss of biodiversity, threats to food production, and
more. The causes and influences of climate change are beyond borders, and
therefore require internationally joint efforts to generate climate solutions.
National Taiwan University (NTU) is the operator of the Education for Climate
Change Program (supported by the Ministry of Education). NTU is working together
with the Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP) to organize the first
Taiwan-U.S. Bilateral Workshop on Climate Education. With a focus on the higher
education sector, this workshop aims to establish a mutual understanding for climate
educators between the two sides, building capacity for teaching, and create a new
paradigm from knowledge to action. This event will be preceded in English. Two
sessions of the virtual workshop are listed below:
Session 1: Climate education at a glance between Taiwan and the U.S.
● Time: 9-10 AM, May 20, 2021 (Taiwan Time) / 9-10 PM, May 19, 2021 (US
Eastern Time)
● Moderator: Prof. Hwong-Wen Ma (National Taiwan University)
● Speakers:
Prof. Ching-Pin Tung (National Taiwan University)
Ms. Michelle Wyman (Global Council for Science and the Environment)
Session 2: Empowering climate action through education
● Time: 9-10 PM, May 27, 2021 (Taiwan Time) / 9-10 AM, May 27, 2021 (US
Eastern Time)
● Moderator: Ms. Judy Braus (North American Association for Environmental
● Speakers:
Prof. Shin-Cheng Yeh (National Taiwan Normal University)

Prof. Martha Monroe (University of Florida)
Ms. Jen Kretzer (Climate Initiatives, the Wild Center)
We welcome educators from universities, high schools, and NGOs, as well as
graduate and undergraduate students who are passionate about climate education
to join this online event. This event is free for participation. The language is English.
Registration link