NGOs and teachers provide innovative climate change education for young people in Russia's North-West

The project is run by the German NGO DRA together with three NGO partners in Russia the Polytechnic Peter the Great University of St. Petersburg and the German NGO partner Independent Institute for Environmental Issues (UfU).

The project aims to help representatives of NGOs and educational institutions in St. Petersburg and in the regions of Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, Karelia and Leningrad to be more capable to provide professional and innovative climate education programs for young people, who thereby become more aware of global climate change and its local impacts, and start to adopt ways of climate-friendly individual and group behavior.

To reach that goal, the project partners together with Russian and international experts form an Expert Council on Climate Education (ECCE) and elaborate innovative, participatory and action-oriented climate education formats, methods and tools. The gathered knowledge will then be disseminated and shared in train-the-trainer workshops for about 100 representatives of NGOs and educational institutions. By this, a serious pool of climate educators should evolve – Russian NGOs and teachers will act as knowledge hubs and promote climate education in Russia.

Based on the elaborated climate education formats, project partners and trained climate educators will implement climate education activities for more than 350 young people.

Additionally, project partners will organize multi-stakeholder-events in order to discuss with representatives of civil society, education, business, and local authorities how to cooperate most effectively for a better climate education.


The formats we plan to develop

  • Climate Camps
  • Climate Ambassadors
  • Model UNFCCC COP
  • Finding Green Professions – Green Jobs
  • Climate Action Plans for young people

plus possibly other formats


These formats will be developed by the Expert Council on Climate Education in 3-day workshops in 2019 and early 2020.

The project is funded by the European Union.

01/2019 – 12/2021

Deutsch Russischer Austausch e.V.

Funded by
European Union

Marianne Kühn