Education is one of the most important keys to tackling the climate change emergency. The Northern Ireland Curriculum will continue to play a vital role in supporting the green economy and nurturing environmentally conscious citizens. Through the integration of topics related to sustainability, climate change, and green growth, schools can equip children and young people with the knowledge, understanding, skills, and values necessary to contribute actively to a greener future; a curriculum that emphasizes the green economy can also prepare our children for future careers in sectors such as renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, and green technology.
To support the above, the Department for Education is considering how best green growth and climate change can be enhanced in the curriculum. Education acts as a catalyst, enabling the widespread adoption of sustainable practices, encouraging responsible consumption, and inspiring our children and young people as the next generation of environmental leaders and change-makers.