The “(e)mission (im)possible” is a European project, co-funded by the European Union’s Erasmus + programme, which aims to develop an innovative, lifelong learning pathway dedicated to climate neutrality skills in the Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid (DAC-HC) sectors. This project will result in the creation of a new profile – that of climate neutrality strategist – that will lead Climate Action within NGDOs.
The project activities will involve and reach participants and stakeholders not only from Italy, Spain and Portugal, but also from other regions of the world, namely Africa (Mozambique, Togo, Guinea-Bissau), Latin America (Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador) and Middle East.
Location of the Action
Spain, Italy and Portugal
Area of Action
The project has a duration of 32 months, running from 10th January 2021 to 09th September 2025.
- Improve access to flexible and recognised learning opportunities and promote skills to enable NGDO professionals and stakeholders in the field of Development Studies to become agents of change for Climate Action;
- To test and certify an innovative lifelong learning scheme dedicated to climate skills, creating correlations with the Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid sector;
- Foster cooperation between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), NGDOs and also climate organisations for the integration of qualifications in the field of Climate Action.
The current climate crisis demands immediate and drastic action. Through the European Green Deal, the European Union (EU) is leading among the most ambitious positions in terms of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reduction targets internationally. In April 2021, a provisional agreement was reached on the EU Climate Act to oblige European countries to reduce net GHG emissions by at least 55% by 2030 and achieve climate neutrality by 2050 to avoid irreversible effects. This requires a collective effort from all sectors of the economy and society, including Non-Governmental Development OrganiZations.
WHAT DO WE DO?
MOOC (Massive Open Online Course): the MOOC, available in 5 different languages (English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and French), consists of 6 hours of video lectures and additional reading on the main topics of Climate Action that will help current and future professionals to review the scientific, environmental, political, economic and human dimensions of Climate Change and to understand what international aid organisations can do to reduce their carbon footprint and present their positive effects on Climate Change mitigation and adaptation. The MOOC will be certified by a partner university;
Training programme and pilot actions on Climate Action: the project foresees the production of a toolkit on climate neutrality and a training scheme for practical application “on the job”. The toolkit will include a climate impact calculation tool and a handbook on Climate Action strategy;
- Methodological framework on Climate Action in NGDOs: the methodological framework for implementation will give rise to detailed methodological knowledge for the development of climate neutrality skills among representatives of the CpD&AH field, academics, among other stakeholders;
Webinars: 4 webinars will be organized to support networking and promote replicability of the project;
Multiplier Events: between 2022 and 2024, 6 events are planned in Madrid, Rome, Lisbon, Cadiz and Brussels to disseminate, share the results and activities of the project and strengthen networking among non-profit organizations, universities and institutions involved.
Project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
Throughout the years AIDGLOBAL has established partnerships with several organizations who connect with our mission. AIDGLOBAL thanks all public and private entities for the support shown in our work, in the certainty that we will continue our path towards creating change for a more just and equitable world through Education.