New York City recommits to climate education

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"PlaNYC: Getting Sustainability Done" (PDF), a long-term strategic climate plan for New York City released on April 20, 2023, includes a recognition of the importance of climate education and a commitment to improving climate change education in the city's public schools.

"Education plays a key role in building climate literacy and encouraging sustainable behaviors," the plan observes, adding, "We will create new opportunities where climate education is part of the solution in helping the City meet our decarbonization, resilience, and just transition goals."

Of particular interest was the goal that "[a] new teacher leadership team comprising up to 50 teacher-leaders across different schools will provide up to 1,000 educators with professional development through climate education trainings, workshops, and programs."

Glenn Branch
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Glenn Branch is Deputy Director of NCSE.