SEA CEP is a flagship program of SEAQIS with a focus on studies in the fields of Environmental Education for Sustainable Development (EESD) and Climate Change Education (CCE). This field of study supports many sustainable development goals (SDGs) both directly and indirectly. The field of study that becomes a priority according to current conditions and international agreements is Climate Change. Based on the SEAMES Strategic Plan which accommodates the strategic plans of all centers in ASEAN, the development of the SEA CEP program is currently designed to be implemented in the period 2021 – 2030.
“A fundamental change is needed in the way we think about education’s role in global development, because it has a catalytic impact on the well-being of individuals and the future of our planet… Now, more than ever, education has a responsibility to be in gear with 21st century challenges and aspirations, and foster the right types of values and skills that will lead to sustainable and inclusive growth, and peaceful living together”
–Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO
The SEAQIS’s Southeast Asia Climate Change Education Programme (SEA-CEP) aims at promoting environmental education for sustainable development (EESD) and climate change education (CCE) focusing on improving the quality of teachers in educating the young generations in the present and future concerning sustainable development and climate change by providing professional development activities.
To achieve its objectives, SEA CEP uses school and non-school scheme approaches. School scheme approach and develops several strategies which are :