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IFLA Libraries and the Glasgow Work Programme on Action for Climate Empowerment

“In November 2021, the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 strengthened efforts to involve and empower all members of society to take climate action through the adoption of the Glasgow Work Programme on Action for Climate Empowerment.


This 10-year flexible framework encourages countries to strengthen Action for Climate Empowerment by creating better conditions for climate-related education, training, public awareness, public participation, public access to information, and international cooperation.


Aligning library engagement in climate action with this framework can help libraries be recognised as valuable partners in the design and implementation of national strategies for climate empowerment.


This brief provides an overview of the Glasgow Work Programme, with an eye on recognising opportunities for libraries to highlight and build on the work they already do to enable their communities to take climate action.”