We're campaigning for the Scottish Government to implement 4 specific policy asks, which you can read about below.
We hope that these asks will achieve our vision of broad climate and environmental education.
Our Scottish campaign has two parent organisations, Fridays For Future Scotland and National Union of Students Scotland. We are supported by SOS-UK (Students Organising for Sustainability UK).
Our volunteers, supported by staff, have created four asks for the Scottish Government which we ask the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills to adopt. These have been developed specifically for education in Scotland. We first presented these at our Parliamentary Reception to MSPs, Councillors, students and stakeholders on the 22nd March 2023. You can read about the event in our blog post.
Our campaign asks for Jenny Gilruth MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills:
ASK 1: Mainstream inclusion of climate justice education across the curriculum
ASK 2: Inclusion of the climate emergency and ecological crisis in teacher education and a new professional teaching qualification
ASK 3: Increased priority for sustainability in school inspections
ASK 4: Educational buildings put at the front of the queue to be retrofitted to net-zero standards
You can read more about our process and details on each asks in our full policy document here.
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An outline of the changes our Climate Education Bill would enact regarding education in England and Wales.
Report on the estimated costs of achieving Net Zero in Primary and Secondary Schools in the United Kingdom. Prepared by Energise (pro-bono) for Teach the Future. September 2023.
The full text of Teach the Future's Westminster bill currently progressing through UK parliament. If passed, it would embed climate education throughout the English and Welsh curricula.
A document we commissioned from Energise outlining a cost estimate for the retrofitting of all education buildings across the UK to net zero standards.
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