The Sustainability and Climate Change Education report is a call to action for decision makers to create lasting change for children and young people and the planet they will inherit. If delivered effectively, sustainability and climate change education will be a critical tool for children and young people as they navigate the biggest challenge they will face in their lives.
This report should act as a starting point for action, but our recommendations are not exhaustive. There is a great deal of work to be done to bring sustainability and climate change education to the agenda across education settings in a meaningful and impactful way.
Led by a collaboration between Leeds Trinity University and the Teacher Development Trust, we have brought together the expertise of educators across nursery, primary, secondary age phases and higher education with businesses, the Environment Agency and the charity sector to respond to the Department for Education’s (DfE) Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy launched in April 2022. We hope that our collective efforts in the fight against climate change have a lasting and positive impact on the lives of children and young people in England.