English Climate Emergency Education Act

The English Climate Emergency Education Bill was the first ever student-written education bill in the UK, it is a draft bill and has not been introduced to parliament.[1]

This is the logo of the Teach the Future campaign

HistoryEdit

The bill was written by the student campaigners of Teach the Future - a campaign pushing pushing for broad climate education in the UK - with the help of a lawyer. The bill is a one of the organisation's three, asks of the English government.[2]

After its completion on 12th of February 2020, the campaign group held a parliamentary reception on 26th February[3] whereby they gathered the support of over 70 politicians - from both the Houses of Commons and Lords - the event was sponsored by Nadia Whittome.

Contents[4]Edit

  1. An obligation for all schools (from primary to tertiary; academy or state) to educate and prepare young people on the anthropogenic causes and consequences of the climate emergency and ecological crisis as well as methods of mitigation
  2. The provision of funding for:
    • The training of teachers and lecturers
    • Developing new resources
    • Creating centres to teach practical environmental skills
    • Creating boards so young people can express their opinions on action
    • More youth-led social actions
    • Support for eco-anxiety
  3. Require all new schools to be build carbon neutral by 2022 and all current schools to be converted to carbon neutral grids by 2030

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Bill". Teach the Future. Retrieved 2020-05-03.
  2. "Asks". Teach the Future. Retrieved 2020-05-03.
  3. Team, NAEE Web (2020-02-09). "February 10th 2020". UK NAEE. Retrieved 2020-05-03.
  4. "Climate Emergency Education Act - Teach the Future @ Sustainability". sustainability.nus.org.uk. Retrieved 2020-05-03.