United Nations Development Programme

Russian Federation


Climate Box: an interactive learning toolkit on climate
Each one of us, in varying degrees, bears responsibility for the Climate Change occurring on our planet. We are the ultimate consumers of goods and services, which require resources and energy. To reduce the burden on the environment and reduce our carbon footprint, we need relevant knowledge. It is important that such knowledge and habits are instilled from an early age, so that everyone understands by the time he or she leaves school how important it is to take good care of the natural environment and resources.

With this aim in mind, UNDP with the support of the Global Environment Facility and other partners has developed the Climate Box: an interactive learning toolkit on climate change.

The Climate Box is a new useful source of information on climate change for schoolchildren helping them learn how to protect our planet. The main objective of the Climate Box is to provide school kids with important information on issues related to global climate change in an interesting, attractive and entertaining way.

The Climate Box consists of:
an illustrated textbook;
the Climate Quiz – a set of game cards;
a wall map illustrating the possible effects of climate change on nature and mankind in various parts of the world by the end of the 21st century;
a poster with tips on how to reduce your carbon footprint;
• a disk with all of the toolkit materials.

A big team of authors was working on the Climate Box, including experts in climatology, geography, biology and economics, as well as teachers and professional writers of books for children. The textbook is like an illustrated encyclopedia about climate, describing important and sometimes difficult issues in an entertaining way. Readers learn how the Earth's climate has changed from the earliest geological epochs, what climate changes are happening now, how these changes affect nature and humanity, whether we can adapt to the inevitable impacts, how to prevent the most dangerous consequences of global warming, and what is already being done in different regions of the world. A separate section of the book explains the reader how to reduce personal carbon footprint.


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