Global Environment & Society Academy

Holyrood accept recommendations of One Planet Schools Committee

The Scottish Government have accepted all 31 recommendations outlined in a Sustainability report produced by the University.

The document, Learning for Sustainability, is the first of its kind to bring together Outdoor Learning, Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship as equal partners in sustainability education.

The document was produced by the One Planet Schools Working Group in December 2012, with the government giving it the green light in March.

The report has been described as offering a rounded approach to sustainability within education.

Learning for Sustainability provides a strategic agenda which needs leadership at all levels to remove barriers and enable a coherent whole school approach that encompasses the curriculum, campus, culture and community of the school.

Dr. Alasdair AllanScotland’s Minister for Learning, Sciences and Scotland’s Languages

One Planet Schools was originally set up to advise ministers on the implementation of sustainability education and leadership within Scottish schools.

The group is chaired by Professor Pete Higgins, who holds the Personal Chair in Outdoor and Environmental Education and is a steering group member of GESA.