Universities and Colleges for the Climate Summit

Introduction

In advance of the COP 25 meeting in Chile in December, networks and institutions working in Further and Higher Education are coming together to add their support to this letter that would be shared with key government officials and the media in advance of this event.

The aim is to get as many networks and institutions as possible on board in order to showcase the commitments towards the attainment of SDG 4 (Education) and 13 (Climate Change).

Networks from around the world have already agreed to support this letter, including the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI)Global Alliance EAUC - The Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education and Second Nature

Who can sign: Ideally, the president or chancellor of respective institutions will sign on to this letter on behalf of the institution. However, if an institution has already committed to the actions outlined below via previous agreements, any faculty or staff member of the institution can sign on to reiterate its pre-existing commitment. If you have any questions regarding who can sign on to this letter, please contact us. Networks that represent higher and further education institutions can also sign on to the letter. 

Deadline: The current deadline for signing on to this letter is November 1st 2019. If you are ready to add your network or institution to this letter, then please sign on to this letter via this form which will take no more than 2 minutes to complete.

Sign the Global Climate Letter

Climate Emergency Letter

As institutions and networks of higher and further education from across the world, we collectively declare a Climate Emergency in recognition of the need for a drastic societal shift to combat the growing threat of climate change. 

The young minds that are shaped by our institutions must be equipped with the knowledge, skills and capability to respond to the ever-growing challenges of climate change. We all need to work together to nurture a habitable planet for future generations and to play our part in building a greener and cleaner future for all.

We are today committing to collectively step up to the challenge by supporting a three-point plan which includes:

  1. Mobilizing more resources for action-oriented climate change research and skills creation;
  2. Committing to going carbon neutral by 2030 or 2050 at the very latest;
  3. Increasing the delivery of environmental and sustainability education across curriculum, campus and community outreach programmes.

We call on governments and other education institutions to join us in declaring a Climate Emergency and back this up with actions that will help create a better future for both people and our planet.

Current representation:

198 Higher and Further Education institutions representing approx. 3,904,836 students

3 Students' Unions

51 networks representing approx. 8937 institutions

 

Signed by Networks

  1. Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI)
  2. Global Alliance
  3. EAUC - The Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education
  4. Second Nature
  5. YEA! Network
  6. Caribbean Youth Environment Network
  7. Campus Responsables
  8. Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative - GRLI
  9. COPERNICUS Alliance (CA) 
  10. U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development
  11. Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
  12. NSCN, Nordic Sustainable Campus Network
  13. National Union of Students UK
  14. Students Organising for Sustaniability (SOS) - UK
  15. Intentional Endowments Network
  16. WEEC Network - World Environmental Education Network
  17. Society for Environment and Sustainable Development
  18. ARIUSA
  19. Red Ambiental de Universidades Sostenibles-RAUS
  20. UK & Ireland UN PRME Regional Network
  21. Green-Campus Programme
  22. China Green University Network (CGUN)
  23. Asian Sustainable Campus Network (ASCN)
  24. CAS-Net JAPAN
  25. Red Colombiana de Formación Ambiental RCFA
  26. Red Ambiental Interuniversitaria - Interuniversia Perú (RAI)
  27. Morgen
  28. APERAU
  29. Red Cientifica Internacional del Campo Unificado de la Educación -REDCICUE
  30. Pacto Universitario Frente al Cambio Climático
  31. Global Planning Education Association Network
  32. Green Initiative Fund
  33. Periodismo de Barrio (Global Investigative Journalism Network), Cuba
  34. Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability
  35. Red de Programas Ambientales Institucionales. Consejo Regional Sur Sureste ANUIES. México. (Red PAIS CRSS ANUIES)
  36. Foundation for Environmental Education - EcoCampus programme
  37. ALEUP - Asociación Latinoamericana de Escuelas de Urbanismo y Planificación
  38. Unión de Responsabilidad Social Universitaria Latinoamericana URSULA
  39. International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN)
  40. Rede Campus Sustentável 
  41. Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability
  42. Red Campus Sustentable
  43. Advanced Procurement for Universities & Colleges (APUC)
  44. VSS-UNES-USU
  45. Associação Catarinense das Fundações Educacionais - ACAFE
  46. RUS - Rete delle Università per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile
  47. Colegio Profesional de Ambientólogos de la Comunidad de Madrid (COAMBM)
  48. Crue Universidades Españolas
  49. Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP)
  50. VSN-FDD-FSS (Schweizer Verband Studentischer Organisationen für Nachhaltigkeit)
  51. Red Universidades Argentinas para la Gestión Ambiental y la Inclusión Social

 

Signed by Institutions (Universities and Colleges)

Please note that it can take 1-2 business days for the signatory list to be updated

 

Institution 

 Country 

Carbon Neutral Target 

1. Tongji University China Under discussion
2. Bridgend College UK 2040
3. Strathmore University Kenya Under discussion
4. Zayed University UAE Under discussion
5. University of Glasgow UK 2050
6. University of Bristol UK 2030
7. Centro Regional de Geomatica - CeReGo Argentina Under discussion
8. Women in Energy & Environment at MENA region Kuvait 2030
9. Grenoble Ecole de Management France Under discussion
10. EDC Paris Business School France TBC
11. Excelia Group La Rochelle Business School France TBC
12. Kedge Business School France 2030
13. ICN Business School France TBC
14. University of the West of England Bristol UK 2030 (TBC)
15. Toulouse INP - ENSAT France TBC
16. University of Winchester UK BEIS Carbon Pledge
17. Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Lille France TBC
18. Sierra Nevada College USA 2050
19. Southern Connecticut State University USA TBC
20. TERI School of Advanced Studies India TBC
21. College of Saint Benedict USA TBC
22. California State University, Monterey Bay USA 2030
23. Umma University Kenya  TBC
24. TU Dortmund University Germany TBC
25. Instituto Hábitat, Ciudad y Territorio - Universidad Nacional de Colombia Colombia TBC
26. Bayero University Kano Nigeria TBC
27. Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo - Universidad Central de Venezuela Venezuela TBC
28. University of Guadalajara Mexico 2030
29. California State University, Northridge USA 2040
30. Geography and Environmental Science Department, University of Calabar Nigeria 2030
31. Dar Al Uloom University Saudi Arabia 2050
32. King's College London UK 2025
33. Kinsale College Ireland 2025
34. Mbarara University of Science and Technology Uganda 2030
35. Universidad Biblica de las Americas Puerto Rico 2050
36. Universidad Politecnica Cristiana  Puerto Rico 2050
37. Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán Honduras 2030
38. Busheny Core Primary Teachers' College Uganda 2030
39. Kibuli Core Primary Teachers' College Uganda 2025
40. NUI Galway Galway 2030
41. Shimoni Core PTC Uganda 2040
42. Health Service Executive (Cork University Hospital) Ireland 2030
43. Universidad Nacional de Ciencias Forestales Honduras 2025
44. Universidad Pedagogica Experimental Libertador Venezuela 2040
45. Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza Costa Rica 2025
46. Glasgow Caledonian University UK 2050
47. Technological University Dublin Ireland 2050
48. Bishop Stuart Core P .T.C Uganda 2030
49. University of 17 Agustus 1945 (UNTAG) of Surabaya Indonesia 2030
50. Universidad Veracruzana Mexico 2040
51. Columbus University Panama 2025
52. Unidades Tecnológicas de Santander Colombia 2030
53. Universidad Politécnica de Honduras Honduras 2030
54. Universidad Libre Colombia Colombia 2030
55. Universidad del Istmo Panama 2025
56. Vatel Mauritius Mauritius 2025
57. Universidad Metropolitana de Honduras Honduras 2025
58. University of Granada Spain 2030
59. University of Valencia Spain TBC
60. Earth University Costa Rica Carbon Neutral
61. Federal University of Para Brazil 2030
62. ISAE Universidad Panama 2050
63.  African Network for Sustainable Development Education -ANSDE Cameroon 2025
64. Independent University Bangladesh 2030
65. University of California, Irvine USA 2025
66. Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá Panamá 2030
67. Comteq Computer and Business College Philippines 2030
68. Department of Land Resources, Chinese Culture University Taiwan 2050
69. Goddard College USA Carbon Neutral
70. Stockholm University Sweden 2040
71. Universidad Ean Colombia 2040
72. Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas y Ambientales Colombia 2030
73. Faculty ITC, University Twente Netherlands 2030
74. University of Exeter UK Committed to a 50% reduction by 2026 and 80% reduction by 2050, but this is currently under urgent review.
75. Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Spain 2030
76. Université de Sousse Tunisia TBC
77. Saint Peter’s University USA 2040
78. Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM) Spain 2050
79. Universidad Católica de Ávila Spain 2030
80. University of Castilla La Mancha Spain 2025
81. Zaragoza University Spain 2030
82. Universidad Nacional de Luján Argentina TBC
83. Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia Spain 2025
84. Miguel Hernandez University Spain 2030
85. Emlyon Business School France 2050
86. University of the Basque Country Spain 2030
87. Universidad de A Coruña Spain 2030
88. University Rovira i Virgili Spain 2030
89. Universidade de Santiago de Compostela Spain 2030
90. University of San Francisco USA 2019
91. Universidad de Jaén Spain 2050
92. Universidad de Sevilla Spain 2030
93. University Jaume I of Castello Spain 2030
94. Universidad de Córdoba Spain 2040
95. Maya Environmental Education & Research Center Mexico 2030
96. Universitat Pompeu Fabra Spain 2050
97. Universidad De Valladolid Spain 2030
98. Del Rosario University Colombia 2050
99. University of East of Anglia UK 2050
100. Université Toulouse 3 - Paul Sabatier France 2030
101. Sterling College USA 2040
102. Canterbury Christ Church University UK TBC
103. Universidad Pública de Navarra Spain 2030
104. University of Rome Tor Vergata Italy 2040
105. Djolu Technical College of Rural Development Congo Carbon Neutral
106. Universidad Tecnológica de El Salvador El Salvador 2030
107. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Chile 2038
108. Universidad de Cádiz Spain 2030
109. Universidad de La Laguna Spain 2030
110. Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Spain 2030
111. University of Mondragon Spain 2040
112. Instituto Superior Técnico Portugal 2050
113. Universidad Santander Panama 2040
114. California State University USA 2030
115. University of Minnesota Morris USA 2025
116. Universidad de Huelva Spain 2025
117. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Spain 2040
118. University of Extremadura Spain 2030
119. University of Applied Arts Vienna Austria 2030
120. Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educacion (UMCE) Chile 2040
121. University of California, Berkeley USA 2025
122. University of California Santa Cruz USA 2025 (TBC)
123. University of California San Diego USA 2025
124. University of California, Davis USA 2025
125. University of California USA 2025
126. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Spain 2040
127. University of California San Francisco (UCSF) USA 2025
128. University of California, Riverside USA 2025
129. University of California Los Angeles USA 2025
130. University of California Merced USA 2020
131. Universidad Libre Colombia 2030
132. I.E Champagnat Tacna Peru 2040
133. Universidad de Magallanes Chile 2040
134. University of California, Santa Barbara USA 2025
135. Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Coimbra/IPC Portugal 2030
136. CSR Institute Israel 2020
137. Kaospilot Denmark 2040
138. Goldsmiths, University of London UK 2030
139. Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL Switzerland 2030
140. Swiss Fedl. Inst. Aquatic Sci. Technol. (Eawag) Switzerland 2030
141. Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma college University of Delhi India 2030
142. Green Mentors India 2025
143. College of Business, Al Ain University United Arab Emirates 2030
144. Universidad de Chile Chile 2050
145. University of Sharjah United Arab Emirates 2050
146. Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 2030
147. University of Jyväskylä Finland 2030
148. Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH Switzerland 2040
149. University of Edinburgh Scotland 2040
150. Universidad de Oviedo Spain 2050
151. Higher Colleges of Technology United Arab Emirates 2030
152. EDHEC Business School France 2030
153. Haiti Cholera Research Funding Foundation Inc USA 2025
154. Abu Dhabi Polytechnic United Arab Emirates 2050
155. O.P. Jindal Global University India 2030
156. Centro Universitário de Brusque - UNIFEBE Brazil 2030
157. Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina - Unisul Brazil 2030
158. Université de Sherbrooke Canada 2030
159. Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi India TBC
160. Lewis & Clark College USA 2025
161. Universidad Valle del Momboy Venezuela 2025
162. Universidad de La Frontera Chile 2040
163. Universidad de Valpraiso Chile 2050
164. Karolinska Institutet Sweden 2045
165. Universidad de El Salvador El Salvador 2030
166. University of St.Gallen Switzerland 2030
167. Dickinson College USA 2020
168. Girne American University Cyprus 2050
169. University of Technology Sydney Australia TBC
170. Universidad San Jorge Spain 2040
171. Université du Québec à Montréal Canada 2040
172. Wells College USA 2030
173. Swarthmore College USA 2035
174. University of Illinois System USA 2050
175. Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Spain 2040
176. École de Technologie Supérieure Canada TBC
177. Bishop's University Canada 2050
178. HEC Montréal Canada 2040
179. Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Canada 2050
180. Universite Laval Canada Carbon neutral
181. Concordia University Canada 2050
182. Cegep de Sherbrooke Canada TBC
183. Politecnico di Torino Italy 2050
184. University of Turin Italy TBC
185. Accademia Albertina Delle Belle Arti Di Torino  Italy 2030
186. Politécnico de Coimbra Portugal 2030
187. State University of New York USA 2040
188. Università degli Studi di Padova Italy TBC
189. Universidad de Murcia Spain 2030
190. University of Kabul Afganistan 2030
191. University of Portsmouth  UK 2030
192. University of Cambridge UK Zero carbon by 2038 (10 years advance on Science Based Target)
193. Kwantlen Polytechnic University Canada 2050
194. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Spain 2050
195. Bard College USA 2035
196. Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil (HSR) Switzerland 2040
197. Polytechnique Montreal Canada 2050
198. Universidad de Buenos Aires Argentina 2050

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