AN Upper Wharfedale School teacher is one of only two in the county to successfully complete a selection of six courses accredited by the United Nations on climate change.

Adam Jackson, who is subject leader for geography and business at the school, is proud to be one of only 79 teachers throughout the whole of the UK to be certified as a United Nations certified climate change teacher.

The programme has included topics on the Impact of Climate Change on Children, Cities and Climate Change, Human Health and Climate Change, Gender and Climate Change and International Legal Regime

The knowledge gained from these courses will allow Mr Jackson to adapt and increase the level of detail on the current climate change topics being taught at Upper Wharfedale for both KS3 and 4 from September.

The One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership is a joint initiative of more than 30 multilateral organizations helping countries to achieve climate change action both through general climate literacy and applied skills development. It provides strategic advice and quality learning resources to help people, governments and businesses to understand, adapt, and build resilience to climate change.

UN CC:Learn is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).