The Climate Commission, launched in November by GuildHE, AoC, EAUC and Universities UK aims to achieve rapid and positive change that enables universities and colleges to contribute fully to tackling the climate crisis, recognising the different approaches which may be taken and in the context of delivering the Sustainable Development Goals.

Over the next six months, the Climate Commission will hold virtual evidence gathering events, focusing on each of the priorities. The Climate Commission Council are invited to attend all events. More information can be found here.


The top five priorities the Climate Commission will focus on and develop enablers for are:
1. Mobilising the Further and Higher Education voice for influence and impact
2. Research and innovation– the funding and scope of research and innovation and maximising its impact
3. Scope 3 – profiling work underway, developing sector understanding of Scope 3 emissions, and supporting the sector to make significant progress in addressing these
4. Deep adaptation – including governance, risk, mitigation and adaptation for the future of our campuses and operations
5. Education and the student experience – curriculum development and the climate emergency

The Climate Commission Evidence Gathering Events:

• Friday 6th March 1300-1430: Priority 1-Mobilising the Further and Higher Education voice for influence and impact –
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• Tuesday 24th March 1300-1430: Priority 2 – Research and Innovation
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• Wednesday 29th April 1300-1430: Priority 3 – Scope 3 –
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• Tuesday 19th May 1000-1130: Priority 4 – Deep Adaptation –
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• Tuesday 2nd June 1500-1630: Priority 5 – Education and Student Experience
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