Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE)
ACE at SBI 46
Fifth Dialogue on Action for Climate Empowerment  
The 5th Dialogue on ACE took place on 15 and 16 May during SBI 46 at the Bonn Climate Change Conference. The dialogue focused on education and training with international cooperation as a cross cutting theme. It served as a useful platform for Parties, observers and stakeholders to showcase good practices and lessons learned. Some key topics which appeared were methods of integrating education and training within national climate strategies, and developing policies and strategies on climate education and training. Information and presentations can be found on the web page.
Launch of the Global Youth Video Competition

The UNFCCC secretariat and the UNDP GEF-Small Grants Programme invite young people between the ages of 18 and 30 years old from all over the world to showcase their climate actions by creating a maximum 3 minutes video in one of the two categories: 
1. Climate friendly and resilient cities
2. Oceans and climate change.
The two winners will win a trip to the UN Climate Change Conference in November (COP23), where they will have the opportunity to work as a youth reporter. The deadline for submission is 18 August 2017. For more information please check our web-page
Implementing the ACE Guidelines 

The ACE Guidelines for accelerating solutions through education, training and public awareness were released at COP 22 by UNESCO and the UNFCCC to serve as a guiding tool to facilitate the work of national focal points to implement ACE activities in their countries. The guidelines provide a flexible, phased approach to the strategic and systematic implementation of ACE activities at the national level.
Accelerating climate solutions through education 
and gender mainstreaming  
Photo credit: UNDP BurkinaFaso

ACE hosted a side event with UN Women on 13 May. The event focused on how to use education, training and public awareness to accelerate climate solutions. There was a particular focus on  innovative approaches which can be used to mainstream gender issues into ACE related activities. To view the agenda and presentations please visit the web page.
Spotlight on Good Practices
Belgium -'My2050' educational webtool
Belgium is a pioneer with the development of the educational webtool 'My2050' . The federal Climate Change Service of Belgium aims to encourage a societal debate with its citizens and the young generation on the different options and opportunities to evolve towards a low carbon society in 2050 via th is web tool.
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Different pathways to achieve this low carbon society in 2050 are feasible. The web tool allows you to develop your proper scenario by choosing a certain ambition level for important technological and behavioural changes in Belgian society. Don't hesitate to submit your scenario and give us feedback via the web tool. Twelve trained 'climate coaches' currently help teachers and pupils (aged between 16 and 18 years) in secondary schools to use the web tool in class and empower them to shape this society.  

Fostering Partnerships-Manchester city and Manchester Museum  

The Manchester Climate Change Agency and the Manchester Museum formed a partnership in 2016 to develop an exhibit on climate change. Over a 4 month period the exhibit reached nearly 100,000 participants from different parts of society and of all ages. The presentation on the partnership can be found here  
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