Key messages

For the Education sector

ESM2025 is committed to providing European students and citizens with innovative climate education opportunities. This includes:




  1. Hosting two Climate Education Summer Universities for European teachers, featuring hands-on workshops with ESM2025 researchers and pedagogical experts from the Office for Climate Education.

  2. Developing a teacher’s handbook with turnkey lessons on climate modelling and climate change for students from 9 to 15 years old.

  3. Creating a series of short educational videos on various topics related to climate modelling and climate change, also aimed at 9 to 15 years old students.

  4. Designing a simplified climate model that can serve as an educational tool for 9 to 15-year-old students, allowing them to manipulate key climate concepts at an actionable scale.


The structure of the project has been designed logically, from fundamental research (component development, process parameterisation, couplings) to interactions with the integrated assessment modeling community, and to outreach and knowledge exchange. Project activities are divided into 4 main work areas (Core Themes – CTs) ranging from scientific activities (CT1, CT2, CT3) to knowledge exchange and outreach (CT4).

Project team

ESM2025 relies on an international team of 19 European institutes and an Australian university. The team is composed of Earth system scientists and model developers, experts in machine learning for ESM analysis and data-driven hybrid modelling, model evaluation and feedback analysis, as well as specialists in climate education and science-policy dialogue.