Published: 1st Jul 2020

Climate change in education isn’t just about saving our ecosystems. We must equip the next generation for an every developing economical, social and political landscape. As lockdown eases and schools slowly start readmitting students, an ongoing debate examines the importance of educating the next generation on the climate crisis, sustainability and climate justice. A study published last year conducted by Oxfam and YouGov, found that 69% of primary and secondary school teachers believe there should be more teaching on climate change, with a troubling 75% feeling that they had not received adequate training to educate on the subject. While headlines and politicians continue to discuss the importance of a ‘green recovery’ post Coronavirus, it is clear that systemic change is required throughout society. If we are to implement successful change long term, this starts with education. Martin Baxter, Chief Policy Advisor for the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), … (To read the full article, subscribe below)