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Climate Action Leadership in a Volatile World

Held on the 13th Oct 2021

at 7am to
8:30am


Add to Calendar 2021-10-13 07:00:00 2021-10-13 08:30:00 Australia/Sydney Climate Action Leadership in a Volatile World Presented by Global Climate Change Week in the run-up to COP-26 in Glasgow,a panel of international academic leaders will provide insight into the latest thinking to ensure Higher Education explore the need for broader and deeper cuts to carbon emissions. Online
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Summary:

Presented by Global Climate Change Week in the run-up to COP-26 in Glasgow,a panel of international academic leaders will provide insight into the latest thinking to ensure Higher Education explore the need for broader and deeper cuts to carbon emissions.

Presenter(s):

  • Professor Rufus Black, University of Tasmania
  • Professor Ian Jacobs, University of New South Wales
  • Professor James Longhurst, UWE Bristol, UK
  • Steve Muzzy, Second Nature

Are universities and colleges fit for purpose in a world of growing climate extremes? What is academia doing to tackle the climate emergency and what more needs to be done? Are vice-chancellors and presidents going far enough and fast enough in a carbon-constrained world? Are deans and departmental heads embracing more holistic curricula or locked into defending disciplinary silos? Can any academic institution claim to be truly Sustainable?

Organised by Global Climate Change Week in the run-up to COP-26 in Glasgow, Scotland, and in the shadow of the Fifth Assessment Report of the International Panel on Climate Change, our high-level panel of senior academic leaders will provide the latest thinking on these and other questions to ensure Higher Education joins the push for much broader and deeper cuts to carbon emissions.

Drawing together the top leaders of the world’s academic climate action initiatives, our virtual panel aims to inspire universities and colleges - and all those within them and their wider communities - to undertake more radical change faster. Targeting academics, students, professional staff, and alumni members, join us in early October to debate the existential issue of our time.

Moderator:
  • Professor Lesley Hughes, Distinguished Professor of Biology and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Integrity & Development) Macquarie University, New South Wales, Australia.
Panelists:
  • Professor Rufus Black, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Tasmania, Australia, and leading the Global Climate Change Week initiative
  • Professor Ian Jacobs, Vice-Chancellor of the University of New South Wales, Australia, and leading the International Universities Climate Alliance initiative
  • Professor James Longhurst, Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Environment & Sustainability, of the University of the West of England and leading EAUC, the Climate Leadership in Higher Education initiative
  • Steve Muzzy, Climate Programs Senior Manager, leading the Second Nature initiative