Climate change education at EGU 2023

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Call for Papers
April 23, 2023 to April 28, 2023
Subject Fields: 
Communication, Diplomacy and International Relations, Environmental History / Studies, Geography, Teaching and Learning
Climate &/or ocean education (literacy) at EGU2023

Please consider contributing to the #climate / #ocean #education and #geoethics sessions at the next EGU conference, in April 2023.  Please also forward to colleagues.


Title:  Climate and ocean education: Geoethics, emergency, fossil fuels, war and more


The climate / ocean education session at the EGU brings together a wonderful group of warm hearts and creative minds from around the world, to present their ideas, practices and theories about helping people to better understand the changing climate and/or ocean.  You do not need to be an expert, you do not need to have a PhD, you do not even need to have a diploma in geoscience or geography.  All you need is enthusiasm, a desire to help people learn and an activity or experience or idea that you would like to share.  You may talk about the climate or the ocean separately without the other, or about both together.


You may contribute an oral presentation (in person or virtually) or a poster.  Any formal or informal work or activity that you are doing to help people learn about climate change (CC) and/or the ocean will be of interest. 


Here are some examples: a innovative lessons, a curriculum (e.g., making CC or the ocean a central or compulsory element of a school or university curriculum), an advocacy action, an association, an expedition, research into CC or ocean education effectiveness, a survey of people’s views on CC education, participatory methods, debriefing, a piece of software or a game that helps people understand CC, NGO work, role-plays, personal action, community initiative, such as activism, a website, class research project, a change in national or local CC policy, a court case, making a movie, citizen science, communication, a school garden, geoparks, teamwork, food & cooking, publication, project work, giving talks, art, exchange programmes, running workshops.  Indeed, any initiative that deepens people’s understanding of the ocean and/or of climate change will be welcomed.


All aspects of climate change and/or ocean are welcomed, such as causes and consequences, sustainability, policy, wealth gap and poverty, water security, floods, drought, food security & hunger, teacher development, denialism, corruption, greenwashing, fossil fuels, war, soil, biodiversity, natural resources, limits to growth, melting cryosphere, sea-level rise, water towers (mountains), alternative energies, gender issues, energy transition, climate literacy, water cycles, carbon cycle, reinforcing feedback loops, tipping points, planetary boundaries, migration & refugees, loss & damage, environmental law, agriculture, forest, finance, air & water pollution, energy, building, adaptation, mitigation, resilience, soil, … .

Please see the session abstract here:


Deadline for submissions is 10 Jan 2023, 13h00 CET.  For more about:


Info on how to submit is here:

The types of presentation are detailed here:

Contact Info: 
  • David Crookall:  Université Côte d'Azur & Ocean Open University, France, Email: crookall dot consulting at

  • Giuseppe Di Capua:  Geologist at the Istituto Nazionale Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Italy; Co-founder of International Association for Promoting Geoethics,

  • Svitlana Krakovska:  Head of Applied Climatology Laboratory, Senior Scientist at Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Institute, Ukraine.  For more about Svitlana, read this article in Nature Human Behaviour,

  • Bärbel Winkler:  System Analyst at Alfred Kärcher SE & Co. KG; Curator at Skeptical Science,

  • Dean Page:  Postgraduate Researcher in Marine Social-Ecological Systems, University of Hull, England; Coordinator for the Global Sustainable Futures Network.  LI