I want the Minister/Secretary of Education to ensure that all students are substantively taught about the climate emergency and ecological crisis. I want this to become key content in all subject areas, not just geography or science. I want teachers to be trained in how to teach about these difficult topics sensitively and to be given the funding and resources to do this.
I want vocational courses to include the green skills necessary to bring the UK to net-zero emissions by 2050 and make us world leaders in sustainable technologies and I want all education buildings to be retrofitted to net-zero emissions by 2030.
Therefore, I want the minister/secretary to implement a Climate Emergency (and Biodiversity) Education Act and include the climate emergency and ecological crisis in teacher training.
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of secondary teachers say they are not teaching about the ecological crisis in a meaningful and relevant way
of students feel that they know a lot about climate change.
of students want to learn more about the environment.
of teachers feel they haven’t received adequate training to educate students about climate change.