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Climate Change

Volume 688: debated on Wednesday 17 January 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will make available to United Kingdom secondary schools copies of the audio-visual presentations made by former United States Vice-President Al Gore on climate change. [HL1187]

Al Gore's audio-visual presentation on climate change is available to all secondary schools via the sustainable schools area of the Teachernet website (

The department's aim is for all schools in England to be sustainable schools by 2020. One of the aims of the sustainable schools programme is to embed sustainable development and associated issues like climate change throughout the curriculum. This academic year is a year of action to help schools become sustainable. The department is working with partners to develop a range of resources such as a pupil detective kit and teacher resource pack. This follows on from the sustainable schools consultation of May 2005 and the government response published in December 2005.