Thursday, August 18, 2011

As a teacher, college leaders, educators, students, employers and representatives of trade unions and third sector organizations, we are with the proposal to the climate change from the national curriculum (Letters, June 17) are concerned.

This also threatens to undermine the government's "green deal" and the "green industrial revolution", which promises to create a quarter of a million jobs over the next 20 years, according to Chris Huhne, the energy secretary. Colleges and training providers are being encouraged to create the green skills that will satisfy the demand for green jobs, but this will be undermined if learners do not have an understanding of the issues underlying the green economy.


Paul Bodenham, Chairman of Christian Ecology Link

Jo Clarke, The Change Project Manager Project Otesha

Phil Thornhill, Coordinator National Campaign Against Climate Change

Julie Pollard, Education Manager, Practical Action

Nigel Rayment, research director Magnified Learning


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