Keele leads on climate curriculum

Keele University has transformed its approach to the curriculum integrating climate change into every aspect of its design. Professor Zoe Robinson, the university’s first director of sustainable education, said: “It was traditionally focused on the oil and gas industry,” she says, with some initial pushback from the department at the idea of taking a more sustainable approach. “But now we’re in a position where the programme has been mapped against the UN’s Sustainability Development goals and [the department] are talking about a decarbonisation of the curriculum. We’ve seen a complete turnaround from some initial suspicion to wanting to make a mark in their discipline.”

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