CFL teaches kids to combat climate change

As our carbon emissions continue to increase, global warming is causing sea levels to rise. It’s forecast that dozens of the world’s major coastal cities will be underwater in 50 years, if we don’t act quickly.

Our unique Caring for Life Education programme (CFL) is inspiring children in Asia to consider the natural environment in their everyday lives – and it’s making a big difference. CFL is a six-year curriculum based on UNESCO’s Four Pillars of Learning, underpinning its vision of compulsory education and lifelong learning.

In a scientific evaluation of CFL carried out over a year across four cities in China, children showed striking changes in reporting changes to their behaviour to help the environment. Attitudes towards water and energy consumption, consideration of animals and recycling all improved. They even began urging their families to turn off lights and electrical switches, reduce their use of water, and recycle waste.