Climate Wise Schools: CPD to underpin high-quality climate change education

High-quality climate change education is vital if we are to prepare our young people for their futures. But high-quality teacher CPD is just as important. Heena Dave and Professor Leigh Hoath introduce the Climate Wise Schools pilot project
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In the face of an ever-pressing global imperative and the urgency of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, Climate Wise Schools is making a profound impact on climate change education (CCE) and helping educators create a resilient future.

The initiative is a professional development programme developed through collaboration between the Teacher Development Trust (TDT), Leeds Trinity University, and Climate Adapted Pathways for Education (CAPE).


The urgent need for high-quality climate change education

In their recent Climate Ambition Summit (UN, 2023), a clear message resounded: the climate crisis looms large and the window to avert catastrophe is swiftly closing.

Climate change is an urgent global challenge demanding immediate attention and action. Educating the next generation about climate complexities and impacts is not only crucial for tackling this pressing issue but also essential in meeting the UK's net-zero target of 2050.

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