World Environmental Education Day: What do you know about our planet?

  • Jan 26, 2021
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World Environmental Education Day is celebrated on 26 January. Its main goal is to identify environmental issues both globally and locally and to raise awareness about the need for participation in order to conserve and protect the environment, mitigating the various levels of impact caused by climate change.

International Environmental Education Day has been celebrated every 26 January since 1975. That year, the International Workshop on Environmental Education was organised in Belgrade and attended by experts from more than 70 countries.

The event established the principles of environmental education within the framework of United Nations programmes. The outcome of the event was the publishing of the Belgrade Charter, which embodies the fundamental demands of environmental education, the goals of which are as follows: To develop a world population that is aware of, and concerned about, the environment and its associated problems, and which has the knowledge, skills, attitudes, motivations and commitment to work individually and collectively towards solutions of current problems and the prevention of new ones.

It is important to understand the causes and effects of climate change, realise that sustainable development is the way to meet people's current needs without compromising the capacity of future generations and take stock of the fact that protecting the environment means ensuring our own survival. It is also vital that we understand what renewable energies are and how they can help us take care of our planet, and that water is a natural, limited and scarce resource that is essential to life on Earth.

That's why, through Sustainability for all, we want to take advantage of World Environmental Education Day as an opportunity to promote knowledge about some of the most serious environmental problems facing our planet and the various strategies that can help us tackle them. To do this, we have compiled some videos that clearly and easily explain such complex issues. You can see all of them at Learning with ACCIONA.

What is sustainability? In this video we show you what sustainability is, its origin and its importance to try to achieve a global well-being of the present and future generations.

Is it possible to avoid climate change? Climate change is a global challenge that has no borders and to combat it requires coordinated work by all countries. Many people do not know what it really amounts to, either due to unreliable sources or deliberate misinformation, which has led to a series of myths about climate change. In this video we tackle the subject from an objective, scientific viewpoint, discussing the causes and consequences of climate change and how it should be tackled.

What are renewable energies? Renewable energies are obtained from inexhaustible natural sources and generate clean electricity without contributing to climate change.

Expand your knowledge about this and much more at Learning with ACCIONA.