UEA in a Climate Changing World

Universities are increasingly being challenged to show leadership in responding to and addressing climate change. Staff, students, and the wider UEA community are already attempting to address some of these challenges on their own terms. However, universities have wider untapped potential to move beyond a siloed approach to decision-making and address the many social and environmental challenges we face today. What if everyone at UEA had more of a say on how the university is run and what it stands for?

The UK Energy Research Centre’s (UKERC) Public Engagement Observatory (School of Environmental Sciences, UEA) have teamed-up with UEA’s Biodiversity and Climate Action Network (BCAN) and Faculty for a Future (F4F) to deliver a People’s Assembly to create a vision to help make UEA fit for a climate-changed future.

The first session, Exploring our current engagements with climate change (Thurs 22nd Feb, C.Hall 0.17, 16:00 – 18:00) will focus on mapping the multiple and diverse ways in which the UEA is already engaging with and addressing the challenges and opportunities of climate change.

The second session, Re-imagining the university for a climate-change world, (Thurs 29th Feb, C.Hall 0.17, 16:00 – 19:00) will start exploring how we can build solidarities and capitalise on existing engagements and action around climate change and forge action plans on what UEA should and could be doing in the near future.

Free vegan and vegetarian food and refreshments will be available to all participants in both sessions. We would ideally like you to come to both events if possible but attending both is NOT essential.

Advance registration is recommended.

For more information click here.

22 February 2024
UKERC hosted