Meanwhile, 91% of primary school educators said there was too little content in the science curriculum that directly relates to sustainability and climate change.
And pupils agree, with 49% of older teens asking for more detailed coverage of sustainability and climate change in lessons – while 66% of those aged 17 and 18 are looking for more detailed coverage in chemistry lessons.
Read the report to learn the biggest barriers to teaching the subject, as identified by educators, our recommendations to Government for the future curriculum, and the commitments that we are making.
Martyn Steiner, Environmental Science teacher at Halcyon School said: "I absolutely agree that teachers and students want to see more teaching on sustainability and climate change. The report shows teachers feel the curriculum and time pressures are both major barriers to achieving this, and this resonates with my own experience.
"I feel sure teachers would be delighted to teach these issues if they were better supported with time-saving resources that link the existing curriculum to sustainability issues or, more importantly, if exams and Ofsted explicitly looked for evidence of deeper understanding of environmental issues.
"This report shows that we have a fantastic opportunity to use the momentum gathered by hosting COP26 to transform the way we teach the science of climate change and sustainability."
Hear from youth voices
The clips in the video come from young people who responded to our survey.