Susan Kronborg - MF, Radikale Venstres plan for skolernes indeklima - Åbn

Susan Kronborg - MF, Radikale Venstre's plan for the indoor climate of schools

We have asked member of parliament Susan Kronborg about what they in the Radical Left will do for the indoor climate in schools after this general election.

What is your and your party's long-term plan to improve the indoor climate in Danish primary schools?

"I propose that we can set the same requirements for annual energy renovations of regional and municipal buildings as we already do with state buildings.

Unfortunately, air conditioning is technically heavy and requires expertise in daily operation.

The service people must be skilled. Unfortunately, we see far too often that maintenance is missed. This means that many schools do not get the facilities cleaned, the filters changed every six months or, in a good sense, the facilities are switched off at the weekend and during holidays.

We would therefore encourage the Minister of Education to also work on rolling out nudging tools for our primary schools. With a simple setup in a socket, oxygen meters can be set up. It can reduce the number of hours in which there is a lack of oxygen."

In 2009, 2014 and 2021, there has been a focus on the indoor climate in connection with the mass experiment, where it has been proven that the indoor climate is far too bad - Why has nothing been done about it yet?

"For over ten, 15, 20 years in the Folketing, we have discussed with broad agreement across the parties that we must do something about the poor teaching environments we have in Denmark. Studies from DTU show that the air quality in our classrooms has not changed since 2009 despite over ten years of initiatives to correct the lack of ventilation.

I know that the reason they haven't taken the sod deeper in recent years is that the price is too high. Therefore, indoor climate is far too recalcitrant for most politicians to bring to the negotiating table.

We must therefore start with nudging so that the individual school and the individual classroom can react when the oxygen level drops too far."

Why has budgeting for improving the indoor climate not been a priority in the Norwegian Parliament?

"It is a mystery why we have not reacted to the fact that our school pupils are exposed to a lack of oxygen for several hours on a normal school day.

Radikale will work on rolling out nudging tools, as the CO2 level drops with just 5 minutes of penetration. It sounds simple, but in a busy school day, when the teacher is busy with children who are being teased, crying or need help, there is a need for a lamp that lights up when the oxygen level drops. For the sake of the schoolchildren, we need to focus on the indoor climate. As it is now, more than half of the country's schoolchildren are exposed to low oxygen levels for three hours out of a whole school day. This is shown by a survey carried out by Realdanias throughout the country from October 2019 to January 2021."

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