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Over the last few decades, the issue of climate change has been on top of the list of challenges the world is waging war against. The IPCC through its yearly assessment reports have laid down several protocols to which nations and organizations use as guide to address the challenges resulting from climate change. Despite the interventions from world leaders in the fight against the emerging effects of climate change, there seem to be a missing link and hence the need for this paper. The purpose of this paper is to offer an alternative approach to responding to the call to action on climate change from the bottom as compared to the top down approach by world leaders. The paper employed the use of secondary data obtained from the internet, books, global reports and journal articles. Form the study, it can be concluded that for each and every individual to partake in the Climate Action as outlined by the United Nations, every school as a matter of urgency should know how much electricity it uses, alongside other fuels for heating as knowing how to manage heating or lighting controls can slash energy wastage, save money and reduce global emissions. It is recommended that countries who are signatory to the United Nations treaties, conventions and protocols ensure the effective inculcation of Environmental Education into their educational curriculum to foster the teaching and learning of climate change and its associated impacts to human life and the environment at large.
Keywords: Climate Change, Climate Action, Environmental Education