Climate Club Bangladesh

Participatory Environmental Conservation
and Development Activities

The climate club

The world is currently facing serious environmental challenges. Developing economies require vast amounts of resources for their people to live healthy and productive lives and to meet the pressure of growing populations. Therefore, it is necessary to follow the path of sustainable development to take care of the current population so that the future generations can face and solve the challenges with less environmental impact and working toward conservation and fair distribution of resources.


The lives of more than 190,000,000 children in Bangladesh are directly at risk due to climate change, according to the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF. For the first time, the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF has released a report on how climate change is affecting the lives of children. “Climate change is creating greater risks for the poorest people in Bangladesh. They can’t feed their children enough to eat, they can’t keep them healthy. Their education is being disrupted,” says UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore. As a result, the possibility of children being subjected to various forms of torture is increasing, according to the UNICEF report. The report says that many families are giving off girl children in quick marriages without being able to take responsibility. It also says that children in twenty districts across the country are most at risk. The report says an increase in severe natural disasters such as droughts or cyclones means affected families are getting poorer. When the families affected by these natural calamities lose their homes, then the children of those families are forced to join some work to earn money.


Bangladesh has a humid, warm climate influenced by pre-monsoon, monsoon and post-monsoon circulations and frequently experiences heavy rainfall and tropical cyclones. Every year disaster strikes Bangladesh, through floods, tidal waves, tornadoes, river bursts etc. Also, recent disasters like earthquakes, fires, and the covid pandemic have been devastating the economic condition of the country, from loss of life to infrastructure destruction, requiring huge chunks of the national budget to recover. As a result, the development of Bangladesh has been seriously disrupted. In addition, the temperature of the earth is increasing at a rapid rate with high levels of deforestation, creating an even greater risk of natural disasters in Bangladesh every year.


Although the government has extensive preparedness to deal with disasters, massive losses still occur, and government alone cannot make a complete difference.  It is also important that people from all walks of life should come forward and get involved, through local community education and initiatives that help everyone be better prepared. At present, about one third of the population of Bangladesh is youth (Directorate of Youth Development). If the young generation is included in climate education and disaster response and recovery programs, they will be better able to respond as a generation to the inevitable crises they will face in the future.


To support this essential youth engagement, the Global Center for Innovation & Learning (GCFIL) has created a new Bangladeshi initiative to develop the climate awareness and disaster readiness skills of secondary and higher secondary students by forming a club called “The Climate Club.”

Mirpur Girls Ideal Laboratory Climate Club

Goals & Structures

Community-based disaster management programs are being implemented to deal with disasters in Bangladesh, in which community members, local government administration members and teachers and teachers of educational institutions are playing an important role. The Climate Club is one of these initiatives and has been experimentally proposed to bring together students and teachers from various Dhaka educational institutions to communicate and cooperate on issues of climate change, climate education, and disaster readiness and response.


The Climate Club is a group of school students who, through their acquired skills, are responsible for raising awareness in the school and their respective communities in the areas of disaster management, environment conservation and development, tree planting, cleaning operations, law enforcement, and as citizens of the country as individuals, communities and schools. Environmental risk reduction can play a role in self-motivation. It is formed and managed by adolescents and youth for social change through improving the quality of life of adolescents and youth, establishing rights, and developing youth leadership. Through the club, teenagers and young adults develop self-confidence, leadership development, teamwork skills, personal discipline, thought-consciousness development, awareness creation, personal and social quality of life.


By forming The Climate Club, students will learn information first-hand, so they will be able to apply new learning in their own lives and determine how they will act on this information, regardless of the profession they participate in in the future. Participation will also develop their leadership skills and ability to engage others in this important area of community work. The specific objectives of the Climate Club are to:

  • Create awareness of environmental protection, conservation, and restoration of vulnerable environments,
  • Create opportunities for students to learn more about their environment and encourage them to participate in school and community environmental activities,
  • Develop creativity, including the development of social and life skills by promoting environmental awareness,
  • Enhance environmental awareness among students and empowering them to change the disharmony so that they work together towards creating a better environment,
  • Provide opportunities for students to be directly involved in various activities related to environmental conservation and development, and
  • Develop leadership in students to take action and work towards sound environmental policies through environmental awareness campaigns.


Students in The Climate Club will benefit in many ways. They will…


  • Expand their environmental awareness and environmental knowledge
  • Carry out activities to improve their environment
  • Increase participation in solving local environmental problems
  • Gain knowledge and awareness about environmental conservation and development
  • Gain knowledge about green technologies,
  • Increase contact with other school clubs from different socio-economic backgrounds and cultures and develop a collaborative mindset
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Increase their self-confidence in community activities
  • Positively influence their friends, family, school and community, and
  • Engage with politicians, leaders, friends, classmates in various activities

Climate Club Structures

Advisory Committee: The Advisory Committee (teachers) will be appointed by the initial school, and limited to 3 to 5 teachers who will review, advise and assist in the development of the club. No action of the Club will be carried out without informing the Advisory Committee.


Student Committee: The student committee, consisting of 1 to 2 representative from each class/category will have the following posts-



Vice President

General Secretary

Organizing Secretary

Office Secretary

Publicity Secretary


All others will be considered Executive Members

Activities of Climate Club

1st stage 2nd stage 3rd stage
School selection
Formulation of policies to govern the club
Documentation of learning activities and good practices
Meeting with school authorities and discussing project activities
Committee Orientation
Interschool Exchange and Exposure Visits
Execution of bilateral agreements
Formulation of annual, quarterly and monthly action plans by Climate Club
Organizing exhibitions on activities of schools
Formation of student committee and advisory committee
Provide training/orientation to members of Climate Club
Award of Merit (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) based on annual activities of School Committee and Club Committee
School based needs assessment and collection, storage and supply of materials
Certification of committee members
Conduct activities in light of plan