Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Tackling climate change: the role of universities after Paris

This event will explore the role of universities in tackling climate change, following the ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement.

A panel of key stakeholders from across the higher education will be asked to consider:

  • Actions that universities can take across learning and teaching, research, and operations
  • Responsibility of universities to ‘lead by example', and the impact they can have on policy and wider society
  • Challenges the sector is likely to face

Speakers include:

  • Iain Patton, Chief Executive, Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC)
  • Dr Isla Myers-Smith, Chancellor’s Fellow, Global Change Research Group, School of GeoSciences
  • Jamie Agombar, Head of Sustainability, National Union of Students (NUS)
  • Mike Elm, Vice Chair, 2050 Group
  • Dave Gorman, Director, Department for Social Responsibility & Sustainability, University of Edinburgh (chair)

The event is part of the Visions for Change Lecture series.

The University of Edinburgh has committed to become zero carbon by 2040. Find out more about Zero by 2040.

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Jan 31 2017 18:00
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Jan 31 2017 19:30

Tackling climate change: the role of universities after Paris

Entry is on a first come first served basis. If you are late, we cannot guarantee your place.
This event may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University and University approved third parties.

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), High School Yards, Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LZ