Keep climate change in the curriculum
18 Mar 2013
Right now, the government is considering dropping climate change from the national geography curriculum. Join the thousands of people who have already taken action.
At People & Planet, our experience working in schools and colleges has shown us that teaching about climate change is crucial to ensuring a new generation of young people who understand and are able to be leaders on climate change, taking action to protect the environment and human life.
Prof. Sir David King, the government’s former science adviser, says:
“It would be absurd if the issues around environmental pollution weren’t core to the curriculum. I think we would be abdicating our duty to future generations if we didn’t teach these things in the curriculum.”
Tell Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education, and Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, to keep climate change in the curriculum.
Personalised emails are more effective, but we’ve provided a draft template for you to adapt below. Please remember to:
- let them know if you are a student, teacher, parent - or just concerned by this move
- tell them how important your own knowledge and understanding of climate change has been to you
- be polite!