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Putting sustainability at the core of education systems

Jan 14, 2022 | News

(14 January 2022) – The European Commission published today a proposal for a Council Recommendation on learning for environmental sustainability.

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The aim of the proposal is to support Member States, schools, higher education institutions, non-governmental organisations and all education providers in equipping learners with understanding and skills on sustainability, climate change and the environment.

A new European competence framework on sustainability published by the Joint Research Centre, also available today, maps out the competences needed for the green transition, including critical thinking, initiative-taking, respecting nature and understanding the impact everyday actions and decisions have on the environment and the global climate.

The Commission’s proposal calls on Member States to, among other things, provide learners of all ages access to high-quality and inclusive education and training on climate change, biodiversity and sustainability.

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