Christ Church Declares Climate Emergency
12th August 2019
Around 7,000 other networks of higher and further education institutions from across six continents have signed a letter to take action against the growing threat of climate change.
The letter, organised by EAUC - The Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education, which includes a three-point plan, aims to call on governments and other education institutions to join and declare a climate emergency and back this up with actions that will help create a better future for both people and the planet.
The three point plan includes committing to going carbon neutral by 2030 or 2050 at the very latest, mobilising more resources for action-oriented climate change research and skills creation and increasing the delivery of environmental and sustainability education across curricula, campus and community outreach programmes.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Rama Thirunamachandran, said: “For many years, the University has been deeply committed to social, environmental and financial sustainability at a strategic and operational level and we have been recognised nationally and internationally for this.
“As a University we are committed to working together with our Students’ Union to reduce our operational carbon emissions.”
Christ Church Students’ Union President Phil Kloppenborg, also commented: “It is vitally important for the Union and the University to show a dedication to the climate emergency that we find ourselves in. Signing the climate emergency letter is a fantastic first step demonstrating our shared commitment to the environment and future sustainability."
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