Climate Box is a two-year project funded by the Erasmus+ Programme. The project aims to
address vulnerable target groups, specifically adults from disadvantaged backgrounds and
with lower levels of education, in order to involve them in tailor-made training opportunities
on climate change. With the main assumption being that the target groups may not perceive
climate issues as priority due to their socio-economic status and related challenges.
The Climate Box consortium developed training tools and materials tailored to the specific
needs of the target group with a particular focus on basic information applicable to everyday life introducing climate issues, further explaining on how personal choices and behaviour can make a difference. The training materials consist of small-scale and ready-to-use learning units both for face-to-face and for mobile learning which educators and trainers
can integrate into their courses. The idea is that these courses do not have to necessarily
deal with the topic – for example, language courses for refugees, unemployment measures
or democracy courses can be possible areas of application to address climate change.
The Climate Box Guidance publication at hand complements the Climate Box training
material. It introduces the approach of how climate-relevant issues can be addressed in
an activating way. It also summarises the experience gained by the Climate Box partners in
implementing the Climate Box approach and highlights the findings and recommendations
based on feedback from adult educators and trainers involved in the implementation phase.