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ISAAA Releases Storybook on Climate Change and Biotechnology

December 20, 2023

What if you can take a glimpse of the future? Are you going to change how you care for the Earth? These questions were answered by the storybook titled Klima, published by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications, Inc.

Studies showed a need for more climate change awareness among young children. Misconceptions about topics linked to climate change are widespread among students and instructors. This problem could be rooted in the complexity of the issues related to climate change and the lack of accessible teaching materials. Thus, climate change resources designed for young learners may help advance discourses on climate change action. As children learn the concept of climate change and potential mitigation steps, they are expected to view it as a problem that can be addressed. They will be motivated to take action to help solve the ongoing climate crisis. To help attain this, ISAAA developed the storybook Klima (Filipino translation of climate).

Klima is a young girl who sought answers about the importance of caring for the Earth amid climate change. A magical pocket mirror given to her by her teacher helped her see future climate scenarios. Her heart-to-heart conversation with her mother, who is a scientist, revealed innovations such as biotechnology, which can help mitigate the impacts of climate change.

The storybook, designed for children ages 6 to 9, is authored by Kristine Grace N. Tome, Program Officer II at ISAAA Inc. Klima is illustrated by Winnie Glendore Abarra, a freelance illustrator from the Philippines, famous for her uplifting artworks published on Facebook and Tiktok as The YA Project.

Download Klima from the ISAAA website.

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