Universities and Colleges Climate Commitment for Scotland
“Scottish Ministers welcome this timely and proactive initiative by Scotland’s universities and colleges to tackle climate change. Delivering these commitments will lead to positive benefits, as well as raising Scotland’s profile as a leading, learning nation, determined to make a positive contribution to one of the greatest global challenges”. Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary of Education and Lifelong Learning (2009)
Scotland’s universities and colleges have publicly declared their intention to address the challenges of climate change and reduce their carbon footprints by signing the Universities and Colleges Climate Commitment for Scotland (UCCCfS) - this programme is delivered by the EAUC and funded by the Scottish Funding Council. Signatories produce and publish a 5-year Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) which will be incorporated into established improvement processes, with the aim to achieve a significant reduction in emissions.
On 1 November 2011, we were proud to announce 100% sign-up from universities and colleges in Scotland. All have signed the commitment to improve Scotland's natural and built environment:
• through their primary role as educators, skills trainers and researchers
• as owners and operators of large and complex estates
• as the focus of many local communities
Underpinning the UCCCfS is a package of support facilitated by the EAUC, which includes our ongoing Continual Professional Development programme, our Sustainability Leaders Programme and our Topic Support Networks, all of which provide opportunities for sharing best practice and networking.
For further information please contact Sarah Lee, Scotland Manager & UCCCfS Programme Manager
Tel: 0131 474 0000
For more information on the Scotland office staff, the Scotland Branch Committee or related documents, click here.