Universities and the climate emergency: action following COP26

Date 26 January 2022 09:30 - 27 January 2022 16:30
Venue Online
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The conference will be chaired by Professor Judith Petts CBE, Vice-Chancellor, University of Plymouth and Chair, Climate Task and Finish Group, Universities UK and Professor Steve West CBE, Vice-Chancellor, President and Chief Executive Officer, University of the West of England and President, Universities UK.

In the wake of COP26, it is more evident than ever before that the world needs to take radical action to tackle the climate crisis.

Universities have long been leaders in climate research, providing us with both a clear picture of the challenge as well as technological solutions to mitigate climate change.

But what further steps can we take? How can universities decarbonise their campuses in the short-term while building credible and ambitions plans to tackle Scope 3 emissions in the long-term? And how can we work with government effectively to ensure that the sector gets the support it needs to achieve this?

This two-day, online conference will be exploring these issues in-depth, providing you with practical, actionable steps that your institution can take to become more sustainable. We will also be exploring ways to engage with your student and staff body on this pertinent topic, and enhance the student experience.

We'll be covering a whole host of timely, insightful and universal topics including:
  • Debrief from COP26 - where does higher education go from here?
  • Climate literacy and education: embedding into the curriculum
  • Making the business case: achieving buy-in and securing funding
  • Working together with local communities
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