Six schools selected to work with House of Lords on climate change

They will join forces with the Environment and Climate Change Select Committee, scrutinising government policies via virtual meetings

School energy bills ‘could increase by £80m amid energy crisis’

Trade union warns over “dramatic increases” on schools’ gas bills

More than 3.4m children attend schools with toxic air

A new study has found that 27% of UK schools are in areas with high air pollution levels

COP26: Environment education packs launched for UK schools

The Together for Our Planet Schools Pack aims to help students learn more about the climate change summit in Glasgow and includes ideas for green activities

Bracknell Forest Council given £425k to cut emissions in schools

The new funding follows the council’s commitment to achieving net zero by 2050 through its latest climate change strategy

UK unveils major blueprint to spend £1bn to cut emissions from industry, schools and hospitals

The new Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy sets the vision for the world’s first low carbon industrial sector, slashing emissions by two-thirds in just 15 years

Keeping air pollution at lockdown levels could ‘halve number of children with poor lung function’

The reduction in air pollution seen during the country-wide lockdown led to a decrease in asthma attacks in children, according to a new report

New York announces $4m for energy efficiency in schools

The P-12 Schools Initiative is encouraging them to lower energy use and utility bills while cutting emissions

Children exposed to five times more harmful air pollution during school run

A new study has also found children who walked to school via back streets were exposed to the lowest levels of pollution

Only 40 schools in England protected from toxic car emissions at gates

A new UK100 report says one of the main challenge to implementing ‘school streets’ outside London is the lack of resources and powers for local councils to enforce a ban on parents driving to school