Why is green education important?

The European Union is encouraging the education and training sector to take action to contribute to the green transition and to strengthen the sustainability competences of all learners.

Learners of all ages need to be able to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to live more sustainably, change patterns of consumption and to contribute to a greener future. Education and training have a key role to play in supporting people to move from awareness about the environment to individual and collective action.

A growing number of initiatives and actions on climate change, biodiversity and sustainability are taking place across Europe in education and training. However, despite progress and growing public interest, learning for environmental sustainability is not yet a systemic feature of education policy and practice in the EU. 

Are you interested to contribute and cooperate? Go to the Green education initiatives page of the European Commission for further information.