Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Planetary warming continued in 2016, setting a new record of about 1.1 degrees Centigrade above the preindustrial period, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2016. Drought conditions predominated across much of the globe, aggravated by the El Niño phenomenon In the Statement, WMO also noted that the extent of global sea ice fell to a minimum of 4.14 million km2 in 2016, the second lowest extent on record. Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels also reached a record high of 400 parts per million that year. Mitigating climate change and its impacts will require building on the momentum achieved by the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, which entered into force on 4 November 2016. Stronger efforts are needed to build resilience and limit climate-related hazards and natural disasters.
Climate Change Makers Resource available here.
Green Growth Platform - connect, innovate, grow
Light up your life: Liter of Light Nigeria
Stu Brew - Europe’s first student-run microbrewery
Towards zero waste – mainstreaming waste minimisation and recycling
New College new learning
Campus Community Fridge – the first UK university community fridge
Uni-link buses for better air
Project SCENe: Sustainable Community Energy Networks
Tom Parkes Environmental Manager
Matthew Arnold (with SAS Energy) Energy Manager for Sussex Estates and Facilities LLP, in partnership with the University of Sussex
Professor John O’Halloran, Vice-President for Teaching and Learning
Chris Jagger, Chief Estates and Facilities Officer
Angus Allan, Depute Principal
The University of Cambridge is committed to making a positive impact through outstanding environmental sustainability performance
This is the fourth Sustainability Report, looking at what sustainability means to Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)