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HE Climate Action Toolkit
Climate Commission for Higher and Further Education Students and Leaders (UK)
A resource identifying HE-specific critical elements Vice-Chancellors and Governors should consider in order to advance sustainability and respond to the climate crisis.
Sustainability Leadership Scorecard
A tool for self-assessing strengths and weaknesses and developing a gap analysis action plan.
Climate and Sustainable Development: Universities as Leaders
Judith Petts, Plymouth University/ Geography Directions (UK)
A blog post about the role of HE in climate action and sustainability.
Beyond business as usual: Higher education in the era of climate change
Professor Keri Facer, Uppsala University and University of Bristol/ HEPI (Sweden/UK)
A HEPI debate paper proposing a new role for UK higher education in the era of climate change: a time of rising global temperatures and massive biodiversity loss, intersected and intensified by deep social and economic inequalities.
How can universities respond strategically to the climate emergency?
Claudia Zwar and Simon Lancaster, Nous Group/ WONKHE (UK)
As more universities declare an emergency, Claudia Zwar and Simon Lancaster of Nous consider how institutions should tackle the issue of climate change.
Reducing higher education carbon emissions
Office for Students (UK)
This paper proposes an approach to reducing the higher education sector’s carbon emissions.
SOS-UK Climate Change tracker
Students Organnising for Sustainability UK (UK)
Data on student attitudes towards climate change.
Practical advice for social responsibility and sustainability
University of Edinburgh (UK)
Practical advice for carrying out research and teaching in a more sustainable way.
Sustainability and green initiatives
University of Cambridge (UK)
The Department of Geography at Cambridge is working on a set of actions around reducing its environmental impact.
Mobilising the higher education sector on climate change
Sonya Peres, Climate Commission for Higher and Further Education Students and Leader/ WONKHE (UK)
The cross-sector Climate Commission's work has begun. Sonya Peres reports on the commission's inaugural evidence gathering event.
COP26 Universities Network
University of Glasgow (UK)
A growing group of over 55 UK-based universities and research centres working together to raise ambition for tangible outcomes from the UN COP26 Climate Change Conference.