Activities of the Climate Literacy Network
Members of the Climate Literacy Network engage in a number of important activities to promote climate literacy:
- weekly teleconferences;
- the CLN listserv;
- discussions on the CLN website;
- the development and promotion of the Climate Literacy Framework document;
This document summarizes the most important principles and concepts of climate science. It was originally developed during 2007 through a community-wide consensus building process and has been recently revised. Numerous US federal agency scientists, formal and informal educators, and representatives from non-governmental organizations and other institutions involved in climate research, education, and outreach worked to define the key concepts related to climate. This framework builds on extensive climate research as well as the science and technology literacy benchmarks developed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Project 2061.
- the development and promotion of the Climate and Energy Literacy Initiative (Acrobat (PDF) 230kB May3 10);
The Climate and Energy Literacy Initiative calls for education programs, paired with President Obama's plans to make government building and schools energy efficient, that would increase our individual and collective literacy about climate and energy and how they are intrinsically connected.
- climate change education projects