Global Compassion Initiative
Event Graphic for Realising a Compassionate Planet

We are inviting compassion changemakers to join us for this day of conversation and action.

We are proud to host this groundbreaking event that brings compassion science into dialogue with climate science. It is taking place in Edinburgh, Scotland and virtually during the time of the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).

"Compassion is the glue that holds the SDGs together" - Liz Grant

We need science as well as compassion to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals.

Read our inspiring University of Edinburgh strategy: Making a difference every day in how we learn, research, organise and contribute

Purpose of the Global Compassion Initiative

An initiative for students, staff, the city and the world. Read more about our vision.

Articles, reviews and news

Deserted streets of Edinburgh

Assistant Principal Prof Liz Grant, Director of the Global Health Academy reflects on the current Global Health crisis and issues a call for collective and caring action

Blogs from the Chaplaincy Centre to help us through COVID19 lockdowns and meltdowns, and to raise our spirits

A group of people at a Global Compassion Initiative event

Advancing the science and organising for compassion is a collective effort. Meet people who are leading this work.