Read

What the DfE Strategy doesn’t do – Elizabeth Rushton (UCL) and Lynda Dunlop (University of York) assess how far the new strategy aligns with what teachers and young people want by matching the strategy to five things teachers, teacher educators and young people would like to see in schools. Read More. See also: The place of education in the government’s draft sustainability and climate change strategy.

Putting Learning at the Centre of Expectations – Dr David Dixon shares his thoughts and reactions to the recently published NAEE Young People’s Learning and the Environment: A Manifesto. Read More.

DfE Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy: A Response – Co-chairs Ann Finlayson, Andrea Bullivant and Elena Lengthorn have produced a response to the recently announced strategy on behalf of the Our Shared World coalition, including opportunities, challenges, and recommendations. Read More.

Has the UK Government’s sustainability and climate change strategy delivered for universities? – Julie Tam, Deputy Director of Policy at Universities UK, explores the role for universities in the new strategy and how the government is planning to support them. Read More.

New natural history GCSE to focus on protecting the planet – The qualification will be available from September 2025 and will enable pupils to gain a deeper knowledge of the environment, sustainability issues, and how they can protect the planet. Read More.

Has the DfE’s Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy really addressed the problems we face? – Bonnie Welch, Sustainable Food Trust Project Manager, argues that while the strategy indicates the Government is eager to engage with the sustainability agenda in education, there is still a real sense that it hasn’t gone far enough. Read More.

Green Schools Project’s Response to the DfE Draft Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy – Green Schools Project offers a response to some of the key points outlined in the draft strategy in November 2021, and puts forward some recommendations. Read More.

Reasons to be hopeful: the climate solutions available now – The Guardian has outlined some of the climate friendly technologies key sectors have already made available and begun to utilise. Read More.

Tesco and WWF open up supply chain to sustainability start-ups – Tesco and WWF have launched a new programme pairing pioneering start-ups with Tesco suppliers to improve sustainability innovation in the supply chain, cut the environmental impact of food, and support UK food security. Read More.

Indian Court Rules That Nature Has Legal Status on Par with Humans, and That Humans Are Required to Protect It – The decision from Madras High Court said the natural environment is part of the human right to life, and that humans have an environmental duty to future generations. Read More.

Do

World Bee Day – Is this Friday 20th May! Celebrate the world’s bees by utilising these STEM teaching resources to emphasise the importance of pollinators for us and for the environment. Read More.

Share your views on the UK’s progress on the SDG’s – Global Compact Network UK are looking for volunteers to form part of a stakeholder group that will establish how and where the UK Government, and other actors, should focus efforts to reach the 2030 Agenda. Read More.

LEAF Open Farm Sunday – LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) works with farmers across the UK; on 12th June 2022 many of those farmers will be opening their farms for people to come in and learn more about farming, food, and nature. Read More.

Host an Event for the Big Green Week 2022 – From 24th September to 2nd October events and green walks will be happening all around the UK, get involved by hosting an event in your area. Read More.

Share your Earth Day 2022 story! – Earthday.org are asking anyone who held, or took part in, an event for the planet on Earth Day 2022, to go online and tell them what you did. Read More.  

Bristol and Bath Festival of Nature 2022 – From June 10th – 18th approximately 50 events will be running across Bristol and Bath, including nature walks & talks, family activities, wildlife workshops, and digital events. Read More.

See

UNESCO Transforming Education Summit – “The Summit seeks to mobilize political ambition, action, solutions and solidarity to transform education: to take stock of efforts to recover pandemic-related learning losses; to reimagine education systems for the world of today and tomorrow; and to revitalize national and global efforts to achieve SDG 4.” September 2022. Read More.

Learn

Measuring Up: UKSSD – 2018’s report on how the UK is performing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Read More

Young People’s Learning and the Environment: A Manifesto: NAEE – The purpose of this manifesto is to build on existing work in schools and colleges and further stimulate change in thinking and practice. Read More.

People and Planet University League: People and Planet – A comprehensive and independent league table of UK universities ranked by environmental and ethical performance. Read More.

Confronting the Climate Emergency: Universities UK – This report sets out what universities are doing and what they are committing to, and asks senior leaders what are the greatest challenges are and how the government can help. Read More.