COP 28 reflections

We irregularly feature the work of Denise Baden in our blogs and other output (see here and here). Denise is Professor of Sustainable Practice at the University of Southampton with a particular interest and expertise in climate fiction. In a recent post on her website, she reflects on her time at COP28, and we share…

8th January 2024

Classroom Conservation – WWF invites us to join its 18th January Conservation in the Classroom livestream with WWF Youth Conservation Leadership Award winner and youth activist, Alexia Leclercq, as this will  “inspire … students to contribute meaningfully to their communities and planet.”  During this event, Alexia will share their own activism journey, discuss the important history of civic engagement, and highlight…

Emergency on Planet Earth

In today’s post, with a bit of help from Philip Larkin, Bill Scott – who recently stood down as our Chair of Trustees at the 2023 AGM – reveals how he spend part of his Christmas holidays. As ever with our blogs, his views are not necessarily shared by the Association. I an idle post-Christmas…

Through a Glass Darkly: Part 3 – the roots of our problems

Today’s post is by regular contributor, Richard Jurin. Before his retirement, Richard led the Environmental Studies programme at the University of Northern Colorado, where he launched a degree in Sustainability Studies.  His academic interests are environmental worldviews and understanding barriers to sustainability. As ever, with our blogs, the views expressed are not necessarily shared by…

SOS-UK COP Blog

Click here to read Quinn Runkle’s blog from COP28. Quinn is Director of Education at Students Organising for Sustainability. This is how it begins: Over the weekend, the SOS-UK team all arrived home from Dubai, having concluded our programme of engagements with the first-ever Children, Youth, Education & Skills Day.  We now watch with trepidation…

Fresh Thinking on COP28

This is a press release from Tide~ Global Learning. Tide~ global learning is a network of teachers and educators. The Elephant Times is our magazine. At the time of COP27, we began a series of online conversations about the educational implications of climate change. This engaged teachers, academics, and education leaders, culminating in two events in…

18th December 2023

Rewired – Last week, Teachers for the Planet launched a website with 100 global climate education solutions.  Green Schools Project’s Zero Carbon Schools programme is featured alongside others from the UK.  It was launched at the Rewired summit at COP28. . Requires Improvement – The House of Lords Committee on Education for 11–16 Year Olds has published its latest report:Requires improvement: urgent…

Reflections on international climate change and environmental policy engagement

Today’s post is by Kate Greer who is a researcher whose work focuses on environmental education, its policy, and related issues of justice. Kate’s environmental education career has included roles in government and non-government organisations in Australia and the Southeast Asia and Pacific region. She currently works in the UCL Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Education. “Everything, everywhere,…

11th December 2023

The PM at COP28 – Click here to read a transcript of the PM’s address to COP28.  Here are some comments:  SKY News – The Guardian – BBC – Independent. . COP HUB – The Ministry of Education of the UAE, in collaboration with the Greening Education Partnership and its secretariat at UNESCO, will launch the first ever Greening Education Hub. The hub will host more than 200 side…

Net Zero Learning

This post updates an earlier one from July 2022 which focused on the teaching of climate change in schools, building on what we [NAEE] had already published. This update bring a focus on net zero into play. Additions are [ in square brackets ]; there have also been slight edits to the original text. In…