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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We recognise that as an SDG Accord signatory, institutions have great stories to tell on how SDGs are being integrated within their community. As part of the institutional SDG...
Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
What do the SDGs look like in HE and FE?
Following on from last year's successful Cup of tea and an SDG series, timed to celebrate Global Goals Week, this year we once again brought you some brilliant SDG...
Sets targets to become net carbon neutral by 2040 in the University's 2016-2026 Climate Strategy which also identifies key issues, the actions planned to address them and...
Green Gown Awards 2019 - Aston University - Finalist
Fourth in the series we have SDG 13 - Climate Action.
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University of the West of England
The Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability was established in 2014 to enable the University of Edinburgh to understand, explain and deliver on its ambition to...
Delivering positive impact for society
Here for current and future generations
Let’s make a sustainable planet: Marking a decade of inspiration, innovation and impact
Staffs TV does Top Gear
SDG Visual Displays project
Our Shared City Move-Out Campaign
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)
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
Embedding sustainability at Aston University
Van Mildert College Outreach
The Older Adult Group
Medical School carbon reduction strategies
Achieving carbon reductions above and beyond the basics!
Greening West Anglia
From carbon ambitions to carbon success
Newcastle University’s car(bon) reduction
The Energy Detectives – Investigating and solving energy waste across campus
Environmental and sustainability strategy – Waste Improvement Project
Improving Sustainability Together – our success story (so far…)