News & Blogs: Young people

It’s back! Join a worldwide learning community with ‘Learning for a Sustainable Future’

Mon 12th February 2024 - Further and Higher Education, Initial Teacher Education, News, Schools and early learning & childcare settings, Young people

We’re delighted to announce the return of ‘Learning for a Sustainable Future’; our highly successful online learning opportunity, which has, to date, attracted over 17,000 learners from nearly 160 countries. Starts 11 March.


Connecting and learning together for a better world: celebrating a decade of Learning for Sustainability Scotland at our 2023 AGM 

Mon 15th January 2024 - Blog Posts, Communities, Courses & Events Summaries, Further and Higher Education, LfS Scotland Updates, News, Schools and early learning & childcare settings, Young people

This year’s annual gathering and AGM was an in-person celebration of the tenth year of Learning for Sustainability Scotland as Scotland’s UN University-recognised Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development.


Learning for Sustainability Scotland praised as ‘key champion’ by Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills

Fri 12th January 2024 - Blog Posts, Communities, Courses & Events Summaries, Further and Higher Education, Initial Teacher Education, LfS Scotland Updates, News, Schools and early learning & childcare settings, Sustainable Development Goals, Young people

Jenny Gilruth MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, has hailed the contribution of Learning for Sustainability Scotland in its pan-sectoral approach to advancing the skills, knowledge, and values needed for a more sustainable and equitable world.  ‘Learning for Sustainability’ as this kind of learning is known in Scotland, is now more prominent than ever across Scottish education.


Welcoming the Call to Action: realising the ambition of Scotland’s national Learning for Sustainability Action Plan

Wed 6th December 2023 - Blog Posts, Communities, Further and Higher Education, News, Policy Advice and Responses, Schools and early learning & childcare settings, Sustainable Development Goals, Young people

It’s official – Scotland’s national Learning for Sustainability Call to Action has been launched and we’re delighted to be playing our part in it here at Learning for Sustainability Scotland.


A whole-community approach to education for sustainable development: the 13th Global RCE Conference

Fri 1st December 2023 - Blog Posts, Communities, News, RCE Network, Schools and early learning & childcare settings, Sustainable Development Goals, Young people

In November, Betsy King, Development Manager with LfS Scotland, travelled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to participate in the 17th meeting of the strategic Ubuntu Committee of Peers and the 13th Global RCE Conference.


It’s back! Our ‘Live at COP28’ online course is on its way…

Mon 27th November 2023 - Blog Posts, Communities, Courses & Events Summaries, Further and Higher Education, LfS Scotland Updates, News, Schools and early learning & childcare settings, Sustainable Development Goals, Young people

We’re delighted to be running our ‘Live at the COP’ MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) once again. The course will run during the United Nations COP28 Climate Change Conference which takes place in the United Arab Emirates between 30 November to 14 December.


School students debate the climate crisis at COP28 simulation event

Mon 20th November 2023 - Blog Posts, Courses & Events Summaries, News, Schools and early learning & childcare settings, Young people

On 16 November, Learning for Sustainability Scotland, in partnership with the University of Edinburgh, welcomed pupils from Scottish and Egyptian secondary schools to take part in the British Council’s COP28 Climate Simulation Negotiation.


Youth Work and Scotland’s refreshed Learning for Sustainability Action Plan – preparing for the ‘Call to Action’

Mon 2nd October 2023 - Blog Posts, Communities, Courses & Events Summaries, News, Policy Advice and Responses, Young people

We held an event with YouthLink Scotland, Education Scotland and Stirling Council on 28th September, to discuss and examine Scotland’s refreshed national Learning for Sustainability Action Plan ahead of its forthcoming ‘Call to Action’


‘Catalysing a movement for change’: Learning for Sustainability in Scotland

Sun 1st October 2023 - Blog Posts, Communities, Further and Higher Education, LfS Scotland Updates, News, Policy Advice and Responses, Schools and early learning & childcare settings, Sustainable Development Goals, Young people

We recently held an energising round-table event to explore how a movement for change can be catalysed by Scotland’s refreshed national Learning for Sustainability Action Plan’s forthcoming national ‘Call to Action’.


Youth Work and Scotland’s refreshed Learning for Sustainability Action Plan – a roundtable

Thu 14th September 2023 - Blog Posts, Communities, Courses & Events Summaries, LfS Scotland Updates, News, Policy Advice and Responses, Young people

On 05 September, YouthLink Scotland and Learning for Sustainability Scotland held a ’round table’ event for key individuals in youth sector network organisations in Scotland to discuss and examine Scotland’s refreshed national Learning for Sustainability Action Plan.