The scientific study of the climate has produced a huge amount of data on the climate, its evolution and impact on the Earth’s condition. This knowledge is obscure and hard to understand to a layperson, even though it has a profound impact on everyday life. The HEC project is innovative because (1) it addresses the humanist aspect of the climate as it is tackled in various literary and cultural texts that constitute and shape the mental universe of a human being. Since we live in the age of the Anthropocene and climate crisis, we wish to aim our project at (2) creating an education that would correspond to present-day needs. We are going to provide systematic, multi-faceted and research-based recommendations for humanist climate education, ones that will raise the awareness of its condition and existing threats and will help to shape pro-climate attitudes. (3) As the climate change is an issue that transcends national borders, HEC’s geographic range extends to all V4 countries. Introducing a climate education in neighbouring countries improves the chances of limiting the destructive activity affecting the condition of the climate.
Using the team’s intellectual potential we will create a (4) project of pro-climate education combining the knowledge of several humanist disciplines, one that is friendly to the educated subjects by matching their life experience and promoting new types of planet-friendly behaviour, based on respect and empathy (our task is to build knowledge and awareness instead of frightening and managing the fear).
(5) The HEC recommendations in terms of educational forms and methods are intended to create a new quality in education, combining traditional means of teaching with (6) digital education, since such a fusion is essential in the 21st century, as evidenced by 2020 pandemic, and seems to guarantee the effectiveness of educational activities and their ability to reach planned goals.