The elections of today have higher stakes than ever before. We need politicians to be taking action if we are to prevent climate catastrophe, and our votes and political engagement are an essential part of how we show politicians what we care about.
We joined other students driving SOS-UK's projects and campaigns, to create the first ever youth-led edition of the NAEE journal.
In April 2022, we published our reaction to the final draft of the Department for Education’s Climate and Sustainability Strategy. When we first met ministers pre-COP26, there was no section about climate education. Thanks to Teach the Future’s tireless campaigning and efforts, it was put into the strategy and was made the first theme on the strategy. It was a strategy that, yes, we had a significant amount of input into but at the end of the day, it was the government’s choice as to what to put into the strategy and what not to. There were some positives in there but the majority of our reaction wasn’t positive at all due to the strategy’s failure to meet the necessary standards. It was indeed very concerning to see a strategy published that did not meet what the Secretary of State at the time, Nadhim Zahawi, promised.
After collapsing school buildings hit the headlines in September last year, the government's pledges to solve the RAAC crisis are suffering the same fate as their promises to reduce global warming. Yet, retrofitting to remove RAAC could help us also take action to mitigate the climate crisis
We asked our current National Organisers to share their reflections on working for Teach the Future.
Questions and concerns that Teach the Future sometimes receive and some short, intelligent points to respond with to show the possibilities and benefits of integrating climate into education.
Labour has adopted our Climate Education Bill in their draft policy programme ahead of the general election, read about what this means for our campaign.
A few weeks ago, on the 22nd of August, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) published something very important - General Comment 26, on children’s rights and the environment, with a special focus on climate change. As a volunteer-led youth organisation campaigning for climate education, this could not be more perfect!
An overview on how the Welsh and Scottish Teach the Future campaigns differ!