Climate change Learning Initiative Mobilizing Action Transforming Environments (CLIMATE) in Asia Pacific is a network of climate change and environmental educators and advocates from non-government organizations, people’s organizations and the academe based in the region. It was formed in August 2010, through the efforts of three organizations that focus on education, environment and development challenges: Center for Environmental Concerns-Philippines, Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education and Dvv International.
Our work ranges from analyzing development issues and programs, forging scientific and technological knowledge and breakthroughs, and fostering values and actions to affirm equity, human rights, ecological defense and regional and global solidarity.
We come from diverse contexts, but share the collective concern over growing poverty, underdevelopment and vulnerability of the people amid the depletion and destruction of the region’s rich resources. We are compelled to act upon these problems, confront their root causes, and create measures to address the situation.
We believe much more has to be done in the field of education for addressing Climate Change and achieving sustainable development. By working together to help bridge knowledge, values and skill gaps among the peoples of the world, especially among the poor people of the region, we hope to understand and effectively address serious environmental challenges of our time.