Education (Environment and Sustainable Citizenship) Bill introduced.
Updated: Jul 9
This Bill was introduced by Lord Knight of Weymouth on 25 May 2020. A date is yet to be set for second reading — when the Bill is first debated. The purpose of the Bill is to ensure that climate and sustainability are embedded in the national curriculum.
Last year research commissioned by SOS-UK showed that 42% of 9–18 year olds thought they had learnt a little, hardly anything or nothing about the environment at school, while 68% wanted to learn more about the environment and climate change. This Bill would seek to tackle that.
You can see more details including the full text of the Bill here
A briefing on Lord Knight’s Bill can be accessed below: