Today's children and young people are the ones who will have to adapt to the consequences of climate change. DW examines what is being done to advance climate education and why it is needed.
The effects of climate change, caused by carbon dioxide emissions trapping heat in the earth's atmosphere, include higher sea levels, changes in seasonal patterns and an increase in the frequency of extreme weather events.
While scientists continually research to build a better picture of the future, most researchers agree that humanity needs to significantly reduce its CO2 emissions worldwide.
With international climate negotiations progressing only slowly and a growing world population competing for finite resources, the need for sustainable and climate-friendly planning is increasing.
DW takes a look at the climate-related challenges that will face the next generation and what is being done to enable kids to cope with the changing world they will live in, in the future.