Climate Commission Further Education Hub

About the Climate Commission and the Further Education Hub 

The Climate Commission for UK Higher and Further Education Students and Leaders is a UK-wide initiative supporting colleges and universities in producing a clear, cohesive and consistent response to the Climate Emergency by the end of 2020. The Climate Commission is a partnership of Association of Colleges, EAUC, GuildHE and Universities UK. We are represented by institutional and student commissioners and supported by council members comprised of vice-chancellors, principals and students. Check out our ongoing work here.
 
The Commission works collaboratively with UK further and higher education institutions to produce a sector-wide response to the Climate Emergency. The Further Education Hub acts as a space to more easily find college-specific information and news.

 
Further Education News
 
  • The Climate Commission is partnering with Nous Group, an international management consultancy, to create a roadmap for colleges to respond to the climate emergency. Learn more about the initiative here. 
     
  • Institutional commissioner Steve Frampton, President of Association of Colleges (AoC), will discuss the Climate Commission and its work with Nous Group at the AoC Spring Policy Forum on May 5th, 2020 
     
  • The Climate Commission will be running two additional virtual events:
Thursday 16th July 1100-1230: Discussion with the Further Education Sector - Watch here

​​The purpose of this event is to share the Commission's findings and outputs thus far with  the Further Education sector. The Commission will use this meeting to consult with the leaders and experts in the Further Education sector to ensure the work we are producing is beneficial and relevant to all Further Education institutions, considering the varying capacities and experiences in tackling the climate emergency in the sector. 

We are inviting members of the Further Education Climate Commission Council, Expert Witnesses and Observers to attend this meeting. Other interested parties are also welcome to attend.

Wednesday 2nd September 1000-1130: Discussion with Further and Higher Education Governors and Chairs - Book here

Similarly, the purpose of this event is to share the Commission's findings and outputs with Governors and Chairs from UK colleges and universities and wider audiences. The Commission will use this meeting to consult with Governors and Chairs to ensure our work is feasible, relevant and beneficial at a high level. 

We invite members of the Climate Commission Council, Expert Witnesses and Observers to attend this meeting. Other interested parties are also welcome to attend.

By attending these events, leaders and individuals in the sector can contribute ideas and insight to the Commission’s action plan and help steer the Commission in producing a consistent, cohesive and impactful response to the climate crisis.

Who is representing the Further Education Sector?

Commissioners will provide direction and leadership to the Commission’s work, act as the visible face of the Commission and play a role in building engagement and consensus within the sectors involved. The Commissioners will work with a wider Council that will advise and support their work.
 
The Council will be made up of Students and Vice Chancellors or Principals from institutions that have agreed to be part of and contribute to the Commission. We seek to ensure this groups reflects sector diversity.  As well as being supported by the Council, the Commissioners will seek advice from Expert Witnesses, Sustainability Professionals and Observers to inform their activities.

The Further Education sector is represented across these groups. 

Climate Commissioners 

·       Steve Frampton, President, Association of Colleges 
·       Amy Brazier, Student, Portsmouth College 
·       Joshua Setford, Student, Portsmouth College 
 
Steering Group 

·       Ian Munro, Director, Association of Colleges 

Council Members 
       ​
Barnet & Southgate College                         
Basingstoke College of Technology            
Bridgend College                                       
Brooksby Melton College
Cambridge Regional College
Capel Manor College
City of Glasgow College
Dumfries and Galloway College
Dundee and Angus College
Fife College
Fircroft College
Gloucestershire College
Hereford College of Arts
Kingston Maurward College
Manchester Metropolitan University
Portsmouth College
Rose Bruford College
Stockton Riverside College


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