Promoting Professional Development and Best Practice in EE
Taiwan/ US Bilateral Webinars on Climate Change Education
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.
As you may know, NAAEE has partnered with US EPA and EPA Taiwan for several years through the Global Environmental Education Partnership. We are proud to have worked again with our colleagues in Taiwan to help host a Bilateral Webinar Series on Climate Education. This webinar series promotes shared learning through a comparison of efforts between the two countries.
Session 1: Climate education at a glance between Taiwan and the U.S.
Moderator: Prof. Hwong-Wen Ma (National Taiwan University)
Prof. Ching-Pin Tung (National Taiwan University)
Ms. Michelle Wyman (Global Council for Science and the Environment)
Session 2: Empowering climate action through education
Moderator: Ms. Judy Braus (North American Association for Environmental Education)
Prof. Shin-Cheng Yeh (National Taiwan Normal University)
Prof. Martha Monroe (University of Florida)
Ms. Jen Kretser (Climate Initiatives, the Wild Center)