The UN COP Convention 21 outlined the importance of people's awareness about the climate changes issues and processes, so the cconvention adopted a special resolution (Article 6) directed at education and public awareness. On 4 February 'ATP' Charity Foundation organized a rount table entitled 'Environmental Education and Public Awareness Issues Under Paris Agreement: Insight into Armenia' at EcoLur Press Club.
'The implementation of this decision will show to what extent we are a responsible country under the international convention,' said Diana Harutyunyan, UNDP Climate Change Programme Coordinator, in her speech.
Aram Gabrielyan, Climate Change Framework Convention National Focal Point Coordinator, said that the greatest risk Armenia currently has is the lack of human resources, which should be solved.
Chief Specialist at National Institute for Education Anahit Gasparyan mentioned that currently schools don’t have teachers aware of climate change problems and the universities don’t have relevant specialists and the teachers should take a number of specific trainings.
The round table was organized in the frames of “Strengthening the Capacities of Environmental Education Network (EEN)” Project. The Project is implemented within the framework of Strengthening Environmental Governance by Building the Capacity of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), funded by the European Union, implemented by the United National Development Programme (UNDP) and delivered by the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP).
16:54 February 08, 2016