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  • Writer's picturePeers for the Planet

Education (Environment and Sustainable Citizenship) Bill introduced.

Updated: Nov 16, 2023

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:

Education (Environment and Sustainable Citizenship) Bill briefing website
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