Climate Action Plan for Schools and Trusts

Barker Associates
March 6, 2024

The Challenge

The Department for Education (DfE) has stated that by 2025 all education settings will have nominated a sustainability lead and put in place a climate action plan (CAP) as set out in the Sustainability and climate change strategy paper.  


What is a Climate Action Plan? 

A climate action plan is a detailed plan to enable your education setting to progress or commence sustainability initiatives. A climate action plan typically covers four key areas: 

  1. Decarbonisation
  2. Adaptation and resilience
  3. Biodiversity
  4. Climate education, training and jobs


How Barker can help

Barker are working with education organisations, leading sector bodies and the DfE through the Net Zero Accelerator Programme to assist schools, trusts and FE/HE settings to develop their sustainability strategies to meet the Climate Action Plans target deadline.

Through our Barker Energy360TM solution we can help assess your sites, identify opportunities to save money and reduce carbon emissions and deliver the change to meet your climate goals.

To help you get started, Barker has created an education-specific policy template. You can download a copy HERE.