Green Education Minister, Derek Twigg, and CEE's Head of Policy, Nick Jones, recently gave contrasting views at a House of Commons seminar on Education for a sustainable future.

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools said, 'the issues have never been so pressing... education for a sustainable future has never been so important'. But Nick Jones pointed to the absence of government strategy in setting priorities or ensuring local delivery, noting a long-term decline in government support. He expressed particular disappointment at the low profile of education for sustainable development in the new UK Sustainable Development Strategy and the 14-19 Education and Skills White Paper. Further information at: