CCC warns of major failures in delivery programmes towards the achievement of the UK’s climate goals – In their latest progress report the Independent Climate Change Committee applauds the UK government for their ambitious Net Zero climate goals, but raises several concerns about the proposed delivery, with high under-delivery forecast across most sectors. Read More.
Bison roam England again for the first time in thousands of years – 3 female Bison were released in Kent on the 18th July, with a male to follow soon, in an effort to increase biodiversity and boost the ecosystem. Read More.
National Education Consultation Report 2022: Foundation for Education Development – This report on FED’s long running consultation looks at what stakeholders and interested parties think about the future of education in England, and the importance of building a long-term plan to support these goals. Read More.
Kigali summit to outline strategy for nature conservation in Africa – For the first time leaders from across Africa will convene for a continent-wide meeting to create plans for the conservation of nature across Africa. Read More.
What Can I Do? (WCID) Festival for young people interested in building and celebrating community around climate action – Co-hosted by Creative Sustainability CIC this festival is taking place in Gloucester in Saturday 30th July and is for anyone aged 15+. Get your free tickets now! Read More.
Running out of Time – This is a 7,767 km, 38-day relay race, crossing 18 countries from Glasgow to Sharm el-Sheikh – host of COP27. The message: a call for mandatory, quality climate change education to be incorporated in all national education curricula. Get involved by signing up to run a segment, registering your school, holding community events, or as a young reporter. Read More.
TEESNet 2022: Re-Imagining Teacher Education – This year’s conference will take place in person on the 28th September on the Liverpool Hope University Campus. Keynote speakers and workshops are being announced so keep an eye on twitter and emails, and book your conference ticket online. Read More.
Climate Action Summit: Delivering a Net Zero future – Taking place over the 12th and 13th of October, this two-day summit facilitated by UN Global Compact Network UK provides an opportunity for businesses, government, and civil society leaders to discuss nature-based solutions and a circular economy and how these can support the move to Net Zero. Read More.
Submit to PLOS Climate – If you’ve written a paper in one of the following areas: Earth, ocean, and atmospheric science; Paleoclimatology; Climate-smart energy and engineering; Social, health, and behavioural impacts of climate change, you can submit your paper for publication on PLOS Climate. Read More.
Transform Our World Youth Summit – Running parallel to COP27 from the 7th-18th November 2022 Transform Our World are hosting their Youth Summit. This is a great way for schools and students to get involved in the climate discussions, and sessions will be tailored for both primary and secondary schools. Read More.
Mission 4.7 & Transformative Education – UNESCO has named Mission 4.7 as a key player in bringing together parties from across the sectors to accelerate the implementation of transformative education across the world. Find out more about Mission 4.7 and you can become a Friend of Mission 4.7. Read More.
Royal Forestry Society YPEF Schools Competition – This Europe wide competition for young people aged 15-18 encourages young people to showcase their passion for their country’s forests and woodlands through the creation of a media project. Read More.
Working with Mindful Photography – The next Look Again Mindful Photography course for professional practitioners begins on 15th September and is now open for applications. Read More.
Young Reporters for the Environment: Winners of the YRE Competition 2022 – The shortlisted and winning entries for this year’s competition have been announced; you can read what the judges had to say about the calibre of this year’s entries, and take a look at the winning pieces in each age category ranging from 11 – 25 online. Read More.
Climate Education and School Sustainability INSET Training Video: UKSSN, AimHi, Thoughtbox, Let’s Go Zero – This 60-minute training video featuring thoughts, ideas, and tips from over 30 people across the UK on issues of climate sustainability, resources, what you can do and where you can find support, has been released and is available to schools across the country for free. Make it part of your next INSET day training. Read More.
Webinar: How Can We Support 21st Century Children’s Health?: OECD – Watch the recording of this Ask an Expert Webinar and find out what changing trends in children’s health could mean for education and later life outcomes, and what role education has the play in this. Read More.
Sea Change: Conservation in Britain – Sea Change is a three-month deep dive into a sustainability topic, hosted by Pebble Magazine. From July to September the focus is Conservation in Britain where you’ll learn about rewilding, seagrass, coastal conservation, wildlife restoration and how you can get involved. Sign up online to the free weekly Sea Change newsletters.
Cycling Action Plan Update: Transport for London – This new report from Transport for London shows a distinct rise in London cyclists, with almost 800,000 journeys a day now made by bike. Read More.
Summary of InSights: Teaching for Climate Action: Global Teaching Insights, OECD – This report follows a 6-month 2021 initiative to gather teacher expertise on what makes a difference in promoting student agency and helping students to act and lead on climate matters. Read More.
Curriculum and Learning for Climate Action: Toward an SDG 4.7 Roadmap for Systems Change: Radhika Iyengar & Christina T. Kwauk – This book unpacks the realities of the ongoing climate crisis and promotes making it a centre of our social, political, economic, personal, and educational life by turning to our curricula, our education systems, and our communities for a response on how to effectively achieve Target 4.7. Read More.
FEE Academy – Has a range of online courses including the Gaia 20:30 Biodiversity and Gaia 20:30 Pollution courses. These are designed to provide some fundamental understanding, as well as actions you can take away. Read More.