The workshop will be organized by Andreas Wanke and Katrin Schweigel (Freie Universität Berlin and UNICA Green Core Group members) in the framework of the University Alliance for Sustainability and will take place in digital format on 5 November.
More and more universities commit themselves to act on climate change. Cities and universities around the world have started to declare a state of climate emergency, making climate protection a priority in their own institutions. This development has triggered strong sustainability commitments and new activities on campus, based on a new understanding of the urgency of the climate crisis. Freie Universität Berlin was the first university in Germany to declare a state of climate emergency in December 2019 – pledging to become CO2 neutral by 2025. This decision highlights the universities’ commitment to systematically embedding sustainability and climate protection in their institutions and international networks.
In this workshop, universities that have declared an emergency, such as Freie Universität Berlin and the University of British Columbia, will introduce their strategic plans for the climate emergency. Speakers will address the following questions:
For further information on the workshop or propose a contribution, UNICA members can contact Katrin.Schweigel@fu-berlin.de.
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