The International Universities Climate Alliance ('Climate Alliance') represents the world’s highest performing climate research institutions with a united mission to communicate climate change to the global community with authority and clarity.
The AR6 Synthesis Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has been released underscoring the urgency of taking more ambitious action to secure a liveable sustainable future for all.
The discussions at COP reinforced that most global leaders in government, industry and civil society understand the immediate threat to humanity from climate change. But what do the rest of us think? The International Universities Climate Alliance asked 12,717 people from 12 countries in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia for their views on climate change.
UNSW Sydney ranked 55th in the world out of 1406 institutions in the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, up from 96th in 2021. The University secured 10 top 100 and eight top 50 places.
The Paris Agreement requires countries to commit to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions to ensure that the global average temperature remains well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C. But how likely are we to meet these targets?
Hokkaido University, Sapporo, contributes to the Climate Alliance through commitments to campus sustainability and climate research field projects.
Tribhuvan University in Kirtipur, Kathmandu, is a partner with the International Universities Climate Alliance with a vision to galvanise international collaboration. With over 400,000 students enrolled, Tribhuvan teaches more than 80% of the total student population for higher education in Nepal.
The role of technical innovation in responding to climate change is of great interest to universities – researchers are investing time into developing technologies, and two discussion events during the #ClimateTalks Festival 2021 were dedicated to the topic.
Students, researchers and community members alike are expecting higher education leadership to raise their ambition around climate action and demonstrate how their education, research and campus operations are setting a positive example of climate leadership in their communities and beyond
The choices we make today on climate will define the quality of life this generation will experience and leave a footprint on many more generations to come.
Incremental change is not enough if we want to limit temperature rises to 1.5°C.