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Education has a key role to play in creating long-term responses to the social and environmental consequences of the climate crisis. These responses need to be inclusive of the needs of all young people and their teachers.

In this event, we launch a Manifesto for Education for Environmental Sustainability co-created by young people and teachers from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The manifesto presents priorities at the level of the class, school, community and policy level.

In this event we invite responses from those with the power to put these teacher and youth perspectives into action. It presents an opportunity to engage with the manifesto, hear from the participants and share your perspectives.

Chairs

Lynda Dunlop, Dr.

Senior Lecturer in Science Education at University of York

Lynda Dunlop is a senior lecturer in science education at the University of York. Her teaching and research focuses on youth and teacher responses to environmental issues, and on the connections between science education and environmental and...

Elizabeth Rushton, Dr.

King's College, London

Dr Elizabeth Rushton's research interests are focused in geography and science education, specifically the professional development of teachers, student participation in research, and environmental education. Elizabeth joined King’s in 2019 as...

Speakers

Molly Hucker

Youth Climate Activist

Molly is a nineteen year old climate activist based in South Wales. Molly first got involved in environmentalism having been inspired by Greta Thunberg. Her activism mainly focuses on climate justice, accessibility to sustainability and...

Judy Ling Wong CBE

Honorary President at Black Environment Network

Judy is a painter, poet and environmentalist, best known as the Honorary President of Black Environment Network (BEN). For 27 years she was the UK Director of BEN, with an international reputation as the pioneer and creator of the field of...

Jim Knight of Weymouth, Lord

Labour Member of the House of Lords and Chair of the Centre for Accelerating Social Technology

Jim Knight is a Labour member of the House of Lords and Chair of the Centre for Accelerating Social Technology.  Jim speaks widely on climate change and education and is currently sponsoring the Education (Environment and Sustainable...

Sarah Robertson, FRSC

Director of Education and Professional Practice at Royal Society of Chemistry

Sarah Robertson joined the RSC in 2015 and has been developing the organisation’s support for chemistry teaching and its growing leadership and campaigning on sustainability. The chemical sciences will play a pivotal role in solving challenges...