Students need to be taught about the climate emergency and ecological crisis: how they are caused, what we can do to mitigate them and what our future lives and jobs are going to look like due to them. Sustainability and these crises need to become key content in all subject areas. Educators need to be trained in how to teach about these difficult topics in a way that empowers students, and they need funding and resources to do this.
The UK needs a workforce able to bring us to net-zero emissions and make us world leaders in sustainable technologies. Therefore, vocational courses need to include the green skills needed to achieve this.
Our education buildings play an essential role in how and what we learn, by retrofitting them to net-zero emissions by 2030, we can create green jobs across the country and inspire students to live sustainably.
We've written Teach the Future policy documents that explain how we want these changes to happen and outline why they are necessary (+ some research). You can check them out here.