Climate change education: What do you wish you’d been taught in school?

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Have you signed up for our Climate Education Summit on 15 September? Join teachers, scientists, policymakers, campaigners and – most importantly – young people, as we look at how climate education should improve. Book your free place now!

What should young people know about climate change and its impacts?

As part of our commitment to environmental sustainability, we’re hosting an innovative Climate Education Summit on 15 September to support better climate education in primary and secondary schools. The Summit will unite teachers and young people with climate science and education experts, looking to deliver immediate action to improve climate education in schools.

We’re encouraging students and young people to share what they wish they’d been taught about climate change in school, as well as what they think will be the biggest challenges facing their generation, and future generations, under climate change.

The devastating and deadly recent flooding in Europe and China is a stark reminder of the issues the planet faces, not just in the future but today.

It has also highlighted the need to increase understanding of climate change impacts among the general public, as severe weather events become part of everyday life.

With our expertise in teaching and education and climate science and as careful custodians of our own campus environments, we have the perfect opportunity to engage and facilitate this discussion, for the benefit of future generations.

We hope the lessons learned from our Climate Education Summit reach the global climate change conference, COP26, in Glasgow later this year, and that any partnerships and initiatives are rolled out and replicated widely and in the long-term, to support as many schools as possible.

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