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The idea of creating a dictionary was conceived after AKU-IED launched the climate change and environmental sustainability module in 2022 for parents, teachers, and students. As a follow-up to the launch, under the ismaili civic banner, over 100 teachers and youth educators were oriented about the module. It was realized that several words that we presume teachers would know are not as common in their vocabulary as we had thought, especially considering that head teachers come from diverse background.
Working on the principle of creating more scholarship for climate change education and education for sustainable development, this dictionary was initiated in the environmental education elective course, where students brought words we often used in class together to create a mini-dictionary.
The five green musketeers who stared this project are Zaibunisa Hussain, Noman Ali, Zia Rahman, Hussain Taj, and Munika Issa. They shortlisted all the words and their definitions. Sayem Khaleq, an intern at AKU-IED, aligned the word list. However, Miss Almeera Ali, another intern, worked tirelessly with me to shape it up and put it together for the world to witness, and learn more about it.
We hope that you will receive it with open hearts and appreciate this little effort from my students, and interns.
Feel free to reach out to me at or follow AKU-IED socials for more details and updates.

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Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED), Karachi, 2023


The Environmental Educators of AKU-IED.




Climate Change, Environment Sustainability, Education, Dictionary, AKU-IED.


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Environmental and climate change dictionary