Time and time again, scientific research has shown our global leaders the urgency needed to manage and support the imminent catastrophes that loom due to global warming.
However, climate literacy should not just be for decision makers of today: it is an essential life skill that our leaders of the future must possess. Just as we teach our children and young people to look both ways before crossing a road to avoid an oncoming collision, a deeper understanding of the science and impacts of climate change prepares them for an uncertain future.
Embedding climate change educational policies and frameworks into the curriculum is a major step towards ensuring that each child has a basic right to understand what their future holds.
CAPE brand is a call to action for decision-makers to create lasting change for children and young people and the planet they will inherit. It stands for Climate Adapted Pathway for Education - an alliance of researchers, educators, schools, and partners across the UK working to change today's education for tomorrow's Climate.