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Launch of UCL's Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Education

26 April 2022, 4:30 pm–5:45 pm

Asian girl holding green plant tree on boat in arid lands. Image by palidachan / Adobe Stock.

Join us to hear from national and international experts on the urgent need to equip teachers with the expertise needed to prepare young people for a climate altered future.

This event is free.

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Katie Grewal

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At this online event we formally launch UCL's new Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Education. We explain its purpose and why its launch is so timely.
The centre’s mission is to transform the UK’s approach to teaching climate change and sustainability in schools. It is the first of its kind in the UK and will conduct high quality research into climate change and sustainability education and use this to shape outstanding, free professional development for all teachers and school leaders.


Keynote address

  • Dame Rachel De Souza, Children's Commissioner for England.

Other speakers

  • Professor Nicola Walshe, Executive Director, Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Education, UCL.
  • Dr Michael Spence, Provost, UCL.
  • Ms Vibecke Jensen, Director of the Division for Peace and Sustainable Development, UNESCO.
  • Ms Aliza Ayaz, UN Youth Ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Professor Chris Rapley, CBE, Professor of Climate Science, UCL.

This event takes place online. It will be particularly useful for those interested in climate change education, sustainability education and teachers' professional development.

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