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30 May 2022. Monday. 11:00 (SGT)

[Webinar] Demystifying Climate Change and its Relationship with Early Childhood Development
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What actually is climate change? What does mitigation and adaptation mean? What is the Paris Agreement? And how are these all connected to young children?

Entitled “Demystifying climate change and its relationship with Early Childhood Development”, this webinar is a follow up from the February launch webinar, Putting Young Children at the Center of Environmental and Climate Change Actionswhich kickstarted ARNEC, UNICEF EAPRO and Save the Children’s Asia-Pacific regional initiative around advocating for young children’s rights to clean, safe and sustainable environments, focused on climate change and environmental degradation

With a huge amount of information out there, getting to grips with the basics of climate change, let alone understanding its linkage with the ECD sector, can be overwhelming.
 
This webinar aims to support these knowledge gaps. A climate change expert will help to ‘demystify’ both the basic concepts of climate change, as well as the processes like the UNFCCC, Conference of Parties (CoPs) and relevant frameworks like the Paris Agreement, 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the Sendai Framework for DRR. We will then explore how ECD can be a solution to address climate change and contribute towards sustainable development.

The objectives of this webinar are as follows: 
  • Introduce basic concepts of climate change, the UNFCC process and other frameworks and relevant terms for the ECD sector
  • Reform the narrative to show how ECD has already been practicing sustainable development
 
We hope that participants leave feeling more knowledgeable on climate change and understand how ECD is part of the solution to support sustainable development and empowered to support this collaborative initiative.
Register in advance for this webinar:  
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5UiHdefbQmuccjFemjXzMA
 *After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please note that the link to join the webinar in the registration confirmation is unique to you; it should not be shared with others.
SPEAKERS 
Dr. Adrián Cerezo is a social ecologist, environmental scientist and human development researcher. His work interweaves scholarship and real-world practice to explore the complex relation between individuals, society and ecosystems in the context of sustainable development. Currently he is considering the nexus between human and sustainable development from three promising perspectives: Early Childhood Development, Contemporary Social Art Practice, and Global Biodiversity Conservation. Dr. Cerezo holds a Ph.D. with a focus on Social Ecology and Developmental Science from Yale University, where he is also a fellow at Zigler Center for Early Childhood Development Policy. He is currently Knowledge Exchange Lead for ECDAN and serves as consultant for UNICEF global early childhood programs.
Natalie Lucas is currently a specialist for the US Climate Action network, which is a network of US organizations working together to meet the global goals in the Paris Climate Agreement. Her expertise lies in the renewables and environment industry, having aligned this work alongside various not for profits seeking to work on climate action. She also founded Care About Climate, an organisation which educates, empowers, and unites people around the world to advocate for effective and just climate change solutions.
MODERATOR

Rajib Ghosal is the Regional Senior Technical Advisor, Climate Change for Save the Children, Asia-Pacific Regional Office, and has 26+ years of progressively responsible technical and managerial experience working across the humanitarian response-development-climate change-environmental sustainability continuum. Previously, he worked with The Green Climate Fund; UNDP; UNICEF; World Bank; Asian Development Bank; United Nations Office for Project Services; CARE International, ga Khan Foundation, US; Asian Forest Cooperation Organization, South Korea; and Natural Resources International, UK. Rajib holds a Master’s in International Relations from the UK and Bachelor’s in International Studies from the US.
 
Rajib has led large-scale projects on climate change; resilient livelihoods; gender equality and social inclusion; participatory water and natural resources management; environmental and social safeguards including indigenous peoples planning; community-driven development; child protection; and disaster management.
 

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Catch up on our webinar: Putting Young Children at the Center of Environmental and Climate Change Actions
Response to February's IPCC Report: Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. The findings reinforce our call to put young children at the centre of environmental and climate actions, and for the environment to be at the centre of ECCD.
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