The University of Reading, in collaboration with STEM Learning and with support from UKRI, is leading a new scheme to support schools and colleges in the UK to develop knowledge and skills so that everyone involved – including young people – is equipped to tackle the future in a changing climate.
The Climate Ambassador Scheme connects cross-disciplinary climate and sustainability experts with primary and secondary schools and Further Education colleges. Climate ambassadors from universities and research centres around the UK provide free support and guidance to teachers, school and college leaders, and everyone involved in the education system.
The Scheme has been developed in response to Action 8 in the National Climate Education Action Plan. It has been adopted as a core part of the UK government Department for Education’s Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy, published in April 2022, with a vision to make the UK’s education sector world-leading on this issue by 2030.