Education for Sustainability in a Climate Crisis: International Perspectives

Online - 5th and 6th July 2022

Conference Programme - Register here



The University of Worcester, in association with the University of Wolverhampton, invite you to participate in our international conference entitled ‘Education for Sustainability in a Climate Crisis: International Perspectives’ with a focus on Student Voice.

Education International noted "Education was on the agenda at COP more than ever before, and more and more governments, organisations, and activists are recognising climate change education as a fundamental component for a sustainable future and a just transition. Education International Deputy General Secretary Haldis Holst … underscored educators around the world are motivated to teach for the planet but need an enabling policy environment to do so, including curricular reform, training on teaching climate change, relevant teaching and learning materials in multiple languages and professional autonomy.” This conference will allow us to share our responses to these challenges.

The conference is organised under two broad areas: Research and Practice, but with a key unifying theme: Student/user voice.

Call for papers

We invite students who have conducted research or run projects around the themes above to share their work whether that be at school, undergraduate of postgraduate level. We also welcome education professionals, the private sector and the voluntary sector to share their research and initiatives, but priority will be given to those that have a high degree of student/customer/service user involvement. 

Presentations under the two strands below need to have a significant element of student/user involvement.

We particularly welcome submissions from colleagues working in the global South or in partnership with such colleagues.

Reports on research

Share your research on:

  • Enabling policies
  • Curricular content and reform
  • Education for teaching climate change and sustainable development
  • Relevant materials
  • Cross cultural/multi-lingual themes

Please submit a 200 – 300 word abstract with key references. A panel of students and staff will consider the submission and provide feedback.


Reports on practical responses

Share your reports on practical responses to these issues:

  • Are you a student who has organised your peers /community to engage with these issues? Share your activities with a wider audience.
  • Are you an educator/member of the voluntary sector/actor in the private sector who is engaging with these issues? Share your initiatives.

Please submit a 200 - 300 summary of the initiative including links to any online content.  


Research/Response poster 

If you would rather provide a poster of your research/project we will create and curate a digital hall for the display of these with a comments, questions and answers facility.

Submit your proposals and any questions to Proposals/abstracts must be received by 23rd May 2022. 

Please note:

If selected, you will be asked to pre-record your presentation up a maximum time of 20 minutes. This will allow for 10 minute of Q and A on the day. We can offer advice on how to do this. Recordings are to be submitted by 24th June 2022. 


We look forward to you joining in the conversation

Any questions please contact us at