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Sustainable ambition

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At the COP26 climate conference in November 2021, the secretary of state for education Nadhim Zahawi announced a draft Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy. This set out an ambitious vision for the UK’s education sector to be world-leading in sustainability and climate change by 2030. The strategy outlines action areas to achieve this vision in England: education; skills; the education estate; operations and supply chains; and the use of data.

The draft strategy acknowledges the excellent work in many schools, and the DfE is keen to share examples of good practice and innovation.

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