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Sustainable Climate Action at Una Europa Universities

Event information

Date & location

From 3:00pm to 4:30pm CET

University of Edinburgh

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Contact

Edinburgh Una Europa

Una Europa Coordinating Team at the University of Edinburgh

una.europa@ed.ac.uk

Participation

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Universities play a potentially huge role contributing to but also addressing climate change, and students are key to their climate mitigation success. As an alliance of eight leading European universities with global reputation and reach, Una Europa is especially well positioned to exercise leadership in this area.

This event is organised by the University of Edinburgh.

Climate Action at Universities: The Role of Student Engagement

This roundtable event will explore Una Europa universities’ action on climate, with particular emphasis on student engagement. It will examine first what UNA universities can and should do to engage students in climate action, including through sustainability education, sponsoring student projects, practitioner events, and preparing students for sustainable careers and leadership. Conversely, students have been crucial in pushing Universities to recognise, address and prioritise climate challenges through their student voice and representation, mobilisation campaigns, energy and enthusiasm.

This online interactive event will examine the role of Una Europa universities generally, and students specifically in the area of climate engagement. It will assess what action is working, and what more needs to be done to ensure Una universities play a strong, pro-active, positive role in addressing climate change and its impact.

The format will include a roundtable of Una students and academic speakers, followed by break-out groups where audience and panel members will explore further ideas for student and university engagement on climate change.

This event was created as part of our Sustainability focus area. It is hosted by the University of Edinburgh as part of the 1Europe Project.