As part of the COP26 Universities Network, Drs Maria Sharmina and Ruth Wood have published a working paper ‘Mainstreaming Climate Change Education in UK Higher Education Institutions’
19 October 2021
This working paper takes as its starting point the need to holistically mainstream Climate Change Education (CCE).
UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have an essential role to play in fostering preparation for the net-zero emissions transition, by engaging staff and students with the climate crisis; the development of and implementation of solutions to address it; and the ability to share that information with others. This paper highlights how to foster the graduate attributes and future leadership skills needed to address climate change locally, nationally and globally, as well as the internal and external enabling environments that can determine a HEI's ability to embed Climate Change Education in a manner that responds to the scale of the climate change challenge, and the needs of students and staff in addressing it.
The Network has developed 11 case studies on climate change education to accompany this working paper.
Read the full working paper at the link below-