Education and Raising Awareness

To provide education for children, young people and adults that raises awareness and helps them to understand biodiversity loss, the consequences of our actions, and the things we can do to address this issue.

Make biodiversity and climate education mandatory for children and young people at every level. This would include learning about:

    • Biodiversity loss and climate change
    • Invasive species
    • Habitat loss
    • Economics and politics e.g. circular economy, doughnut economics
    • Skills such as sewing (to repair clothes) and growing vegetables
    • Overpopulation, overconsumption and overexploitation
    • Species protection

Provide biodiversity education outside of schools (i.e. community learning, on TV, social media, cartoons, comedy, podcasts) for people of all ages.

Fund local community action groups for biodiversity so people can learn, share ideas and inspire and encourage others to take action.

Provide education to farmers on how to farm in a way that protects and restores biodiversity, including encouraging a variety of methods for farming (e.g. diversified farming, no monocultures).

Help farmers to become community leaders to inform and inspire other farmers to make changes needed to value, protect and restore biodiversity.

Make sure the media gives the same amount of coverage to biodiversity news as to economic and business news. Media coverage should include details and numbers (in a similar way to the COVID-19 pandemic reporting) and less negative portrayals of animals (e.g. sharks).