Responsibilities, expectations, and learning: What do Boards of Trustees need to know about climate transitions?
Here is a summary from Rachel:
Recently we ran workshops on climate transitions for Boards of Trustees at the 2023 NZSTA conference. We invited people to brainstorm all their questions - and they had many! For example:
“What policies will Boards need to develop on climate?"
“Will schools have to report on emissions like corporates do?”
"Will climate transitions be as big as health & safety in the future?"
“How to keep kids positive and not fearful of the challenges ahead?”.
It was a fantastic discussion with many more questions and some emerging answers. Read more on our latest blog post.
Resources for school climate leadership and governance:
We compiled a padlet of useful resources and links to support climate-conscious conversations in school Boards, and their communities. It includes:
- short research briefs
- links to some key areas of the Ministry of Education's climate response work
- resources on climate governance
- resources on youth leadership and participation
Find out more about NZCER's climate change research here, where you can also sign up to receive email updates.
Main Image credit: NZCER, Rachel Bolstad speaking at 2023 NZSTA conference