Support for teaching sustainability

Embed sustainability in the taught curriculum with the help of a variety of development resources. No matter what your discipline or experience, we encourage you to join our community of practice which is co-organised with the UN centre of regional expertise in education for Sustainable Development.


QAA Youtube video: What is education for sustainable development? Four minutes, 16 seconds.

Community of Practice

Teaching Climate and Sustainability

This group aims to support all stakeholders to embed climate and sustainability in curriculum and pedagogy at the University of Edinburgh.

It is co-hosted by:

  • The Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability
  • The UN regional centre of expertise in education for sustainable development
  • Learning for Sustainability Scotland.

It aligns with the Curriculum Transformation Project Environmental Sustainability in the Curriculum subgroup.

We invite all staff and students with an interest in teaching climate and sustainability to join below:

  • Access resources and training opportunities.

  • Share experiences and celebrate good practice.

  • Overcome challenges using the critical friend approach.

  • Network at regular in-person and online forums.

  • Collaborate across disciplines

Join the Teaching Climate and Sustainability Teams channel

If this link doesn't work, try joining using the code a782wn5.

Resources for teaching sustainability

Further Resources


Students want SDGs in their curriculum

Campaigns such as Teach the Future show students nationally want to see sustainability meaningfully embedded in all their courses. Students here at the University of Edinburgh are just as invested.

Teach the Future [external]