Exploring the nexus of geoethics and climate change education


Two important sessions have taken place today, Tuesday, 24 May, 2022, one on geoethics, EOS4, the other on climate and ocean literacy, EOS1.8. These two areas are complementary. Geoethics deals with issues related to appropriate human behaviour and practices towards the Earth system, including global anthropogenic change. One major human-induced impact is global heating and ocean degradation. Thus, all climate and ocean literacy needs to recognize and teach geoethics. Simultaneously, geoethics must include issues such as climate and ocean among its topics.

This Townhall aims to start a wide-ranging conversation to bring these two interdependent areas closer together in concrete ways. Even if you missed one or both of the two main sessions, EOS4 and EOS1.8, you are welcome to join us and share your ideas and concerns. In addition, we expect Dr Svitlana Krakovska, Senior Scientist, Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Institute and IPCC author, to attend our Townhall Meeting, where she may give an informal presentation. To know more about her work, see This will be a great opportunity to interact with Svitlana and to gain some insight into her views on fossil fuels, war and climate change – a theme that is relevant to climate change literacy.

Convener: Giuseppe Di Capua | Co-conveners: David Crookall, Bärbel Winkler, Eduardo Marone, Sabine Undorf, Sylvia Knight
Tue, 24 May, 19:00–20:00 (CEST)
Room 1.14