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.
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.
After its completion on 12th of February 2020, the campaign group held a parliamentary reception on 26th February whereby they gathered the support of over 70 politicians - from both the Houses of Commons and Lords - the event was sponsored by Nadia Whittome.
- 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
- 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
- Require all new schools to be build carbon neutral by 2022 and all current schools to be converted to carbon neutral grids by 2030
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