Researchers propose compulsory climate change teaching in core law curriculum

Posted: January 24, 2023 by oldbrew in climate, Legal, net zero, research
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Sounds vaguely sinister — where does education end and indoctrination start? No prizes for guessing which climate theories would get to be ‘taught’.
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Academics from Durham University are urging that climate change education should be made compulsory across the core law curriculum, says Eurekalert.

The researchers evaluated students’ engagement and their broader views concerning climate change education by integrating climate change and environmental law into the core curriculum at the University of Exeter, a Russell Group University.

The results showed that law students want to study climate law and the climate context of law as part of their core curriculum.

Students also said that climate change education should be compulsory and taught across the programme.

In the study, the researchers argue that climate change is still perceived as a niche topic and that students are leaving Law School without a proper understanding of the legal framework or social context within which they will practice.

They emphasise the importance of understanding climate constitutional legislation and net zero, climate risk and interpretation of legal rules in the context of climate change.

Their findings are published in the leading generalist law journal, Legal Studies.

Students graduating from law school will spend their working lives needing to understand and apply legal norms in the context of a society dealing with the impacts of climate change, while transitioning to ‘net zero’ carbon economies.

Legal educators now face the responsibility of ensuring that law graduates are equipped with adequate knowledge of climate law and social context in which they will operate.

Full article here.

Comments
  1. ivan says:

    Since ‘climate change’ that they are talking about is nothing but a scam because the climate is always changing there is nothing to learn. In other words the ‘universities’ are continuing the scam that someone has to pay for – not good for the country.

  2. Adam Gallon says:

    Since the potential for massive earnings for the legal profession, undertaking work within the climate change scam, is so immense, is anybody surprised?

  3. Phoenix44 says:

    What is climate change law?

    We have special laws for it somehow?

  4. oldbrew says:

    Phoenix – there’s the Climate Change Act, for one.

  5. ivan says:

    The climate change act should have been repealed years ago and the climate change comity as well.

  6. dennisambler says:

    https://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2023-01-24a.896.6&s=climate+change#g896.7

    “Robin Walker, Darren Jones, Greg Clark, Caroline Lucas, Layla Moran, Mhairi Black, Rebecca Long Bailey, Zarah Sultana, Clive Lewis and Jeremy Corbyn, presented a Bill to require matters relating to climate change and sustainability to be integrated throughout the curriculum in primary and secondary schools and included in vocational training courses; and for connected purposes”

  7. oldbrew says:

    Global Warming Policy Foundation reports itself to the Charity Commission following MPs’ complaint
    25th January 2023

    Following a complaint raised by a cross-party group of MPs working with Good Law Project, the climate change promoting ‘charity’, the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), has been forced to make a Serious Incident Report to the Charity Commission.

    https://goodlawproject.org/update/global-warming-policy-foundation-reports-itself-to-the-charity-commission-following-mps-complaint/

    ‘Good Law Project is a not for profit campaign organisation that uses the law for a better world.’ — Better than expensive and unworkable net zero policies? No chance.

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