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A Manifesto for Education for Environmental Sustainability

What could the future of education for environmental sustainability look like?

The British Educational Research Association (BERA) has announced a research commission on education for environmental sustainability launched to coincide with COP26 the UN Climate Change Conference in 2021. Here’s why we need a manifesto on education for environmental sustainability.

In June 2021 we will host workshops where young people and teachers will co-create a manifesto for education for environmental education in the UK. You can take part if you are a teacher in a UK school or a young person aged 16-18 living in the UK. You can visit the Routes webpage to engage with a series of provocations on education for environmental sustainability coming from a range of different perspectives.

In the forthcoming workshops you will join with other young people and teachers to develop a shared vision for the future with Maisy Summer, the artist who will illustrate the manifesto.

If you would like to contribute in another way, please contact

Register to attend.

Combined youth and teacher workshops will take place on Tuesday 22 June (4-6pm) and Saturday 26 June (2-4pm).

The manifesto will be produced in comic, video and report format: watch this space!

About the commission

The commission is co-led by Lynda Dunlop (University of York) and Elizabeth Rushton (King’s College London), working in partnership with Andrea Bullivant (Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool World Centre, TEESNet), Jane Essex (Strathclyde University), Faye Laverick and Alister Talbot (Huntington School), Cyrus Nayeri (Routes), Michelle Ryan (Campbell College and ASE Northern Ireland), Amanda Smith (Centre for Alternative Technology) and Judy Ling Wong (Black Environment Network).