Innovative climate education programs for people in northwestern Russia

The Independent Institute for Environmental Issues is working on the ACCT – Acting on Climate Change Together! project together with Deutsch Russischer Austausch e.V., three non-governmental organizations from Russia and St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. The project aims to help representatives of NGOs and educational institutions in St. Petersburg and the regions of Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, Karelia and Leningrad to develop and offer professional and innovative climate education programs for young people. The aim is for young people to understand the local and global effects of climate change and find ways to adopt climate-friendly environmental behavior.

Together with Russian and international experts, the project partners are forming an advisory board for climate education and developing innovative, participatory and action-oriented formats, methods and instruments for climate education. The collected knowledge is then disseminated and passed on in train-the-trainer workshops for around 100 representatives of NGOs and educational institutions. This creates an extensive pool of climate educators. Based on the educational formats developed, project partners and trained climate education experts will carry out activities for more than 350 young people.

In addition, the project partners will organize public events to discuss with representatives of civil society, education, business and local authorities how they can work together most effectively to improve climate education.

The following formats are to be developed in the collaboration:

  • Climate camps
  • Climate ambassador
  • Model UNFCCC COP
  • Find green jobs – Green jobs
  • Climate action plans for young people


The project is funded by the European Union.

01/2019 – 12/2021

Cooperation partner
German-Russian Exchange Association

Supported by
European Union

Contact us
Larissa Donges