August 6, 2022 – The Department of Education (DepEd) is one with the Climate Change Commission in strengthening climate literacy and supporting climate action in the basic education curriculum to hone learners and personnel who are climate literate and proactive in championing resilient and sustainable schools.
By virtue of Republic Act (RA) No. 9729 or the Climate Change Act, the agency’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS) has been promoting climate education through different programs, projects, and activities aligned with the updated K-12 curriculum.
Climate change concepts are integrated with the K-12 curriculum in Science, Health, Araling Panlipunan, Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao, Mathematics, English, Filipino, Edukasyong Pantahanan at Pangkabuhayan & Technology and Livelihood Economics, and Music, Arts, and PE.
While climate change concepts are already integrated with the K-12 curriculum, there is a need to strengthen its presence in the curriculum by refining learning competencies and standards and monitoring learning delivery.
The Department is committed to reviewing learning competencies relevant to Climate Change Education (CCE) and coordinates various offices and experts with the enhancements needed in developmentally-appropriate and multi-disciplinary climate change education.