AIEB has developed a resource to support providers of endorsed community work education programmes or those seeking endorsement to embed a climate justice approach in community work education and training programmes.
This guidance has been developed in consultation with community work educators and community work practitioners working on the issue. This guidance demonstrates AIEB’s ongoing commitment to providing those involved in the education field with advice aimed at enhancing the overall quality of community work education and training and addressing the key issues of the day.
The overarching aim of this guidance is to support students to develop structural understanding of climate injustice that:
- situates it within the historical and present-day context of capitalist economic development, colonialism and consumerism;
- addresses how it intersects with other forms of injustice, inequality and oppression in Ireland and globally.
In addressing climate and biodiversity crises, community workers are not required to be climate science experts or develop a whole new set of competencies. The central concern of community work is to create the conditions for participation and empowerment of communities in pursuit of social justice, equality and human rights.
Download the AIEB Climate Justice Guidance PDF