16 Nov 2011

Climate change to become more important subject in Vanuatu school curriculum

4:25 pm on 16 November 2011

Local experts in Vanuatu in education, meteorology and climate change are meeting in Port Vila this week to discuss making climate change studies a key part of the school curriculum.

An education advisor, James Melteres, says Vanuatu already has climate change in its curriculum but there is a need to widen this discussion.

From 2015 this is likely to cover matters such as adaptation and mitigation.

An advisor on climate change and education for the German Agency for International Co-operation, Hanna Sebess, says teaching the subject is important because people are already experiencing changes in temperature, rainfall and sea levels.

Ms Sebess says Vanuatu needs children who're able to live with these changes and know how to deal with their impacts.