Higher education declares a climate emergency

This is the start of a statement signed by more than 7,000 institutes of higher education:

New York, 10 July 2019 – Today, networks representing more than 7,000 higher and further education institutions from 6 continents announced that they are declaring a Climate Emergency, and agreed to undertake a three-point plan to address the crisis through their work with students.

The three-point plan includes:

1. Committing to going carbon neutral by 2030 or 2050 at the very latest;

2. Mobilizing more resources for action-oriented climate change research and skills creation;

3. Increasing the delivery of environmental and sustainability education across curricula, campus and community outreach programmes.

They are inviting other universities and things to join. If you have an association with such an organisation, please pester them to do so. I have sent emails to both Sydney and Monash Universities.

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About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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2 Responses to Higher education declares a climate emergency

  1. Dr Bob Rich says:

    Thank you. We need to do the best we can do. 🙂

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  2. acflory says:

    Excellent! Just tweeted about it.

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