The education sector plays a critical role in Australia’s decarbonised future. One of these is educating and training students for “green jobs” and understanding the ill effects of climate change and how they can act upon it. The education sector must reduce their own carbon footprint to lead by example.
Schools, Colleges, TAFEs and Universities– are also faced by different challenges towards sustainability. Some of these include budget constraints for facilities upgrades or energy efficiency projects. Aside from budgeting issues, the education sector also needs to formulate strategies to decarbonise and be in-line with the federal government’s Net Zero 2050 target.