We are in a climate and ecological emergency. Universities must help prepare students for a fundamentally disrupted world, equipping them to lead and effect change. A mandatory climate course across all higher education institutions is a good first step. This course, to be implemented urgently, should provide a comprehensive overview of the systemic causes, consequences, and solutions to the climate and ecological crisis.
We call on all Dutch Higher Education Institutions to lead in this endeavour. Otherwise, the climate crisis will continue to be the elephant in the lecture hall.
Want to get involved? Then join (or start) local groups pushing for climate education at your institutions. A first step is to print the flyer below and mobilize at your institution. Email email@example.com to be put in touch with like-minded academics.
Ad Valvas, 1st of June: 'Een klimaatvak hoort bij elke opleiding'
NPO Radio 1, 11th of May: Wetenschappers eisen verplicht klimaatonderwijs: ‘Collegezaal dé plek om dat gesprek te voeren’
Trouw, 8th of May: Waar blijft het verplichte klimaatonderwijs voor studenten?