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.
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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)
City University of London (City) first reported its environmental performance in 2008
This Changes Everything: 11 songs about climate change
Reduce the Juice
You heard it through the green vine
The Green Guide to Specification – An environmental profiling system for construction materials
Whole institution sustainability engagement through innovative learning programmes
Challenge days for challenging times
Greening the screen; facing the challenge of embedding education for sustainable development into higher education media production courses
Just the VEGANning
Making the right choice easy - Tasty food with a lower environmental impact
UWE Bristol – Together in electric dreams
University of Birmingham trials Unigreen Schemes resale service and in one year diverts 27,500kg into reuse and saves £45,000
Inspiring the future generation - INSPIRE student internships
Queen’s University Belfast’s ‘Environmental Leadership Programme’
Zero by 2040 – The University of Edinburgh’s climate strategy
Continually greening Goldsmiths