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Article on Climate Change Learning in a Small Island Developing State published

by | 6th May 2020

New Article published  on Climate Change Learning in the Small Island Developing State, St Vincent & the Grenadines


An article exploring formal and non-formal climate change learning in the Caribbean nation of St Vincent and the Grenadines has just been published by David Selby, Fumiyo Kagawa and SF Associate Member, Rowan Oberman of the Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education, Dublin City University. It is published in Issue 30 of Policy & Practice: A Development Education Review. The article argues that while Small Island Developing States are often particularly vulnerable and susceptible to natural disaster and climate change, they have a latitude for innovation that larger, more globally embedded jurisdictions do not have. They look at St Vincent and the Grenadines in this light focussing on four leading-edge initiatives in climate change learning. Those initiatives are: the non- governmental organisation Sustainable Grenadines (SusGren); the activist movement, the Union Island Environmental Attackers (UIEA), the students on the Grenadine island of Bequia fulfilling a leadership role in community coastal monitoring and conservation under the Sandwatch initiative; and the SVG government-inspired Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation/Disaster Risk Reduction (CCMA/DRR) school curriculum initiative. They note that the innovations carry important lessons for climate change learning that is fit-for-purpose in responding to the dire global condition, especially with regards to boundary crossing between formal and non-formal education, school and community education. The article title is: ‘Along the Cays and Bays: Climate Change Learning in a Small Island Developing State’.

For the article, click here.