Over the past months, members of Teach the Future Scotland have been lobbying the five key parties in Scotland for the inclusion of our asks and policy recommendations in each parties manifestos. This is a milestone for our campaign as it means we can effectively hold the government to account on these policies.I will go and rank each party on the inclusion of our asks in their manifesto as well as the general embedding of climate education.
Over the last few months, the TTF Wales team has been hard at work spreading our policies and lobbying in an attempt to ensure that as many of our asks as possible were incorporated into party manifestos ahead of this year’s elections. With policies secured in the manifestos of the main parties...
On Thursday 6th of May, the Scottish Parliament elections will take place. This is an election where climate must be a priority. This election gives candidates the opportunity to show that they support educating Scottish youth on the climate and ecological emergency and ensuring they are prepared for the future they will face.
From April 12th - April 16th, Teach the Future are joining FFF Climate Education for a Week of Climate Education action. This involved sending a list of demands conveying the youths vision for climate education to Ministers of Education from over 10 European countries.
The campaign in Scotland said: “We believe that climate action and thus climate education policy must be at the forefront of the election as the education system is currently not preparing students and pupils for the challenges we face now and in the future nor is it empowering students to fight for climate justice. Therefore, it is essential that climate education is embedded through the curriculum and this starts with the inclusion of our asks in party manifestos. We thank the Scottish Green Party for taking this important step.”
On Thursday 6th of May the Senedd elections will take place in Wales. This will be the first election where 16-18 year olds can vote, this is also an election where climate must be a priority. This election gives candidates the opportunity to show that they support educating Welsh youth on the climate and ecological emergency and ensuring they are prepared for the future they will face.