As educators, we are faced with the inconvenient truth that climate change is likely to have a greater impact on vulnerable communities. It is because of this that we encourage all school leaders and teachers to begin with the ‘why’ of sustainability and climate change education in order to deeply consider the needs of all children and young people in their care.

We are thrilled to be publishing a new report today exploring how we can create the foundations for effective and high-quality sustainability and climate change education.

Led by a collaboration between Leeds Trinity University and the Teacher Development Trust, we have brought together the expertise of educators across nursery, primary, secondary age phases and higher education with businesses, the Environment Agency and the charity sector to respond to the Department for Education’s (DfE) Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy launched in April 2022.