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.
Thank you. We need to do the best we can do. 🙂
Excellent! Just tweeted about it.