October 26th 2020

Transform our World reminds us that there are fewer than three weeks to go until the Youth Climate Summit (13 to 19 November 2020). You can read more here about the Youth Ambassadors who are spreading the message of the Summit, encouraging schools from all over the UK to come together online for a week of climate action…

October 19th 2020

There’s a Climate Change Education Network about to begin operating in the south-west of England. This will establish a transdisciplinary network involving researchers across university disciplines working with teachers to orient and provide active support for research on Climate Change Education. So, if you’re a teacher in the south-west who’s concerned about climate change, and…

October 12th 2020

The Wildlife Trusts have serious concerns about the Government’s proposed changes to the planning system, and have identified some key principles which, when adopted, will ensure wildlife recovery and easy access to nature for people are at the heart of reforms. They say “Help us put nature back into planning and back our principles by…

October 5th 2020

Click here for an update on the Youth Climate Summit that’s being held from November 9 to 13. Co-ordinated by the charity Global Action Plan and a team of dedicated teachers, the Youth Climate Summit will be a week-long virtual festival of themed discussions and activities. GAP is inviting schools, teachers and organisations all over…

September 28th 2020

A UK citizens climate assembly on the climate issue and net zero emissions by 2050 has just ended.  After meeting for six weekends with climate experts and energy specialists, and discussing the issues, the assembly report emerged a couple of weeks ago. Many of its proposals were largely uncontroversial and many were already national policy. The assembly…

September 21 2020

An international team of researchers is conducting a survey about national and international participation in environmental education conferences. Particularly, it is looking to find out what barriers to participation exist for environmental education society members. The survey will take about 15 minutes and your responses are anonymous. It is here and the deadline for doing…

September 14 2020

WWF has released the latest annual Living Planet Report which estimates that the population sizes of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles have all fallen by an average of 68% in 50 years. The report is no based on an index measuring global biodiversity, and it tracks data on ~ 20,000 populations of more than 4,300 vertebrates.…

September 7th 2020

The virtual Youth Climate Summit runs from 9-13 November and there are the following opportunities to get involved – secondary students can apply to become a YCS ambassador by this Wed 9th Sept. – schools or organisations can propose a virtual event by 22nd Sept. – there are opportunities for students to apply to speak at the Global Youth Mock COP26 which is linked to the Youth Climate…

August 31st 2020

Would a Nature Premium help children recover from lockdown and set them up to learn? The case for this is published on the Wildlife and Countrysie Link website. The background to this is that during a meeting early in lockdown, volunteer directors at the Forest School Association (FSA) were worrying about the effect that lockdown would have on children’s…

August 24th 2020

Earth Overshoot Day this year was on Saturday, August 22, more than three weeks later than in 2019, according to Global Footprint Network. The date reflects the 9.3% reduction of humanity’s Ecological Footprint from January 1st to Earth Overshoot Day, compared to the same period last year. This is a direct consequence of the coronavirus-induced lockdowns…