Universities’ role in the climate change battle

How can higher education institutions support a fair transition to a low carbon future?

Advice on how universities can respond to the climate change challenge

As governments around the world prepare to discuss action on climate change at COP26 in Glasgow, we explore what can be done within universities globally to work towards a sustainable future. After the upheaval of the pandemic, how can the higher education sector rebuild in a more environmentally conscientious, equitable way to support a healthier planet? These resources offer advice on ways in which universities can leverage their teaching, research and public engagement to advance the fight against rising temperatures and other global challenges.

Supporting student action on sustainability

Students want opportunities to develop skills and knowledge to address sustainability issues. Matthew Lawson describes how sustainability can be embedded into the student experience

Matthew Lawson

University of Edinburgh

Shaping programmes around sustainability goals