Why we need to talk about the skills needed for net zero

Why we need to talk about the skills needed for net zero
Steve Holliday, President of the Energy Institute, highlights an under-discussed challenge of the transition to net-zero.A new survey of professionals across the UK energy sector highlights the need for skilled people to power new technology.These skills are needed now and into the future, meaning we need to inspire future generation. When we look out to 2050 and the transformation of the global energy system required to avert the climate crisis,...
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Nature studies could soon be a compulsory school subject in the UK. Here’s why

Nature studies could soon be a compulsory school subject in the UK. Here’s why
The UK government is reported to be considering making nature studies a compulsory subject for all pupils.A government-commissioned review called for environmental education programmes from primary school all the way through to university.Psychologist Matthew Adams explains how the plan could help build a sustainable, greener future. The UK government is reported to be seriously considering making "nature studies" a compulsory subject for all pup...
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How Taiwan uses Buddhist literature for environmental education

How Taiwan uses Buddhist literature for environmental education
Climate change is one of the biggest challenges that the world faces. A United Nations report has cautioned that greenhouse gas emissions due to human activity are at a record high, "with no signs of slowing down." Many nations are recording weather extremes, higher average temperatures and rising seas. Meanwhile, the first wave of increasing numbers of climate refugees points to how a changing environment will reshape human life. The changes in ...
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Climate change doom and gloom is not cool

Climate change doom and gloom is not cool
Whether its for COVID19 or the underlying climate crisis, naysaying, denial and despair are not the way to go. Coronavirus will pass, climate change will not. Some of the effects of global warming we will have to learn to live with. By rallying to the cause, by embracing the challenge and switching small things we do everyday and inspiring others to do the same, by educating ourselves on the basics of ecology and climate change, by choosing our p...
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Is this what higher education will look like in 5 years?

Is this what higher education will look like in 5 years?
Ipsos surveyed adults in 29 countries on how they see higher education being delivered in five years' time.The majority think the split between online and in-person learning that's come about during the COVID-19 pandemic is here to stay.Respondents in China and Japan were most likely to see higher education being delivered mainly in person.Just over half of the adults surveyed believe in-person learning is worth its cost. In 2025, higher educatio...
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These 6 skills cannot be replicated by artificial intelligence

These 6 skills cannot be replicated by artificial intelligence
Mass unemployment will occur because of robotics and AI.Hospitality, management and creativity cannot be substituted by AI.We need to acquire and refine more sophisticated abilities in these areas. The COVID-19 crisis is going to accelerate a number of changes and transformations in human society. Notably, the pandemic is expected to significantly accelerate the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  This is because the coronavirus crisis forced peo...
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How investing in girls' education could return billions in GDP

How investing in girls' education could return billions in GDP
For every dollar invested into girls' rights and education, developing nations could see a return of $2.80, according to a new report.Targets to improve girls education are included in the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, signed by world leaders in 2015.Around 130 million girls worldwide were out of school before COVID-19, according to UNESCO, and more than 11 million may not return to classes. Making sure all girls are finishing secondary edu...
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Learning sustainability

Learning sustainability
As I am a novice here, please forgive my greater than usual clumsiness. I saw an announcement asking people to post in the blog, and so I am dutifully making a effort to contribute. How many pillars are there in sustainable development - or sustainability? If you answer three, you would be right, at least in the traditional view of the term. This view holds that sustainability has three dimensions or pillars: society, the environment and the econ...
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Returning to the classroom will be a chance to rethink its purpose

Returning to the classroom will be a chance to rethink its purpose
The pandemic has forced students around the world into distance learning.This has exposed the shortcomings of both online and classroom-based education.As we get back to normal, we have a chance to combine the best of both worlds into a more effective pedagogical model. Here's how COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on life across the planet, and few things are expected to return to the old normal anytime soon. For education, though, a new normal ...
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COVID-19's staggering impact on global education

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Over a billion students worldwide are unable to go to school or university, due to measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.The pandemic is expected to have a huge impact on global education. Close to a billion people are still locked down after the coronavirus outbreak brought life around the world to a virtual standstill. The pandemic is expected to have enormous economic consequences and it is also having a devastating impact on global educatio...
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