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Indicator 13.3.1 Number of countries that have integrated mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning into primary, secondary and tertiary curricula

Relevant UK policies

Non-statistical indicator

This, or part of this, indicator is classified as Tier 3 and therefore no internationally established methodology or standards are yet available, but methodology or standards are being (or will be) developed or tested.

Education in the UK is devolved, and so there is some variance in the approach to Education for Sustainable Development. We have identified relevant links to official curriculums -

England

National Curriculum in England - Climate change is taught as part of the science programmes of study.

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland GCSE Geography Syllabus - Climate change is a compulsory part of the GCSE Geography curriculum in Northern Ireland.

Scotland

Climate Change and Education in Scotland - In Scotland, climate change is addressed through combining experiences and outcomes across curriculum areas in a variety of contexts as part of the theme of Learning for Sustainability.

Wales

Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship - Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship seeks to give learners, at all stages of education, an understanding of the impact of their choices on other people, the economy and the environment. Learners should be given opportunities to understand key concepts surrounding climate change, such as the greenhouse effect , renewable and non renewable energy resources and the implications of climate change as well as the opportunity to appreciate the impacts of their actions on climate change and make personal decisions and changes to combat global warming.

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

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Relevant UK policies

Indicator description
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This, or part of this, indicator is awaiting the development of internationally established methodology and standards (classified by the UN as tier 3). Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

Data last updated 2020-10-16: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window
Metadata last updated 2020-10-16: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Number of countries that have integrated mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning into primary, secondary and tertiary curricula

Target name

Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier III

UN custodian agency

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Institute for Statistics (UNESCO-UIS)

Link to UN metadata United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Metadata (PDF 4.0 MB) opens in a new window