4th December 2023

COP28 Guide – The Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit [ECIU] has produced a visual guide to COP28.  John Lang says that this year’s summit represents the climax of the Paris Agreement’s first Global Stocktake on climate action.  A course correction is necessary and desirable, but is it achievable? . Education at COP28 – You can view education events that are taking place…

Through a Glass Darkly: Part 2- sustainable future models?

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…

COP28 and SOS-UK

Mock COP student staff are about to head to COP28 and will be running and participating in several events focusing on climate education. Some youth delegates from the Mock COP26 Summit and our Mock Education Ministers Summit will also be attending, sharing the Youth Statement on Quality Climate Education and the Mock COP26 treaty. Watch out for: 3 December…

27th November 2023

SDG Playbook –  In partnership with law firm Irwin Mitchell, the UN Global Compact Network [UK] has developed an SDG Playbook for SMEs, a guide for smaller companies to unlock the competitive advantages of embracing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  You can download the report here. . Listening to Rob Hopkins – If you missed last week’s NAEE AGM you can…

Green Teacher

The 2023 Fall edition of Canada’s Green Teacher magazine is now published. The content are below. As usual, there are two free articles. You can take out a personal subscription and see all the content and more. Details here. Features Is Leaf Litter Just “Yard Waste”? by Timothy Stewart, Janette Thompson, Kristina Tank, Makayla Buck, Anna Drahos,…

20th November 2023

Action for Climate Empowerment – Prof Justin Dillon, NAEE President, recently posted an NAEE blog on his thoughts after attending a stakeholder workshop for Advancing Action for Climate Empowerment in the UK.  The term ‘Action for Climate Empowerment’ (ACE) was adopted by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). ACE encompasses actions carried out under Article 6 of the Convention…

Remembering …

Today’s post is by David Dixon, NAEE Trustee and author of Leadership for Sustainability: saving the planet one school at a time  (Crown House Publishing, 2022). As usual with our blogs, the views expressed are not necessarily shared by the Association. On Sunday I attended the Remembrance Day service in my local town of Hexham in…

Beyond the Primary National Curriculum

Today’s post is by Dr Thomas Bernard, co-founder of STEM publishing company QuestFriendz and co-author of the SuperQuesters series.  SuperQuesters: The Case of the Great Energy Robbery covers environmental themes including renewable energy and is out now.  As ever with our blogs the ideas expressed are not necessarily those of the Association. Introduction The National Curriculum has many advantages; however,…

13th November 2023

DfE Snapshot – The November Climate in Education Newsletter from the DfE is now available.  In it you’ll find details of: An international Green Skills Conference The Global Green Skills Report 2023 National Education Nature Park at St John The National Education Nature Park at St John Fisher Primary Sustainable Futures The OVO Foundation Nature Prize . COP 28…

NAAEE’s Learning Posts

The eePro section of the NAAEE website has a series of features that it describes as ‘learning posts’. These can be courses, webinars, workshops, and other educational activities with degree and state environmental education certification programmes. They include these: Climate and Young Children Webinar Green Learning for a Just Transition Climate Generation’s Inspiring Stories ABC’s…

6th November 2023

Race to Zero – This is a global campaign to rally leadership and action in the education sector.  The campaign is run in partnership with EAUC, Second Nature and the UN Environment Programme. EAUC is the secretariat. This campaign replaces the Global Climate Letter for Universities and Colleges.  You can get involved with the Race to Zero here.   . Festival of Nature 2024 – The…