Scotland’s Colleges Are Working Together to Tackle The Climate Emergency

Over the next two weeks, Scotland proudly hosts the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference – uniting the world to tackle climate change.

Scotland’s colleges are working together to tackle the climate emergency – below we’ve outlined some of the great work taking place across the sector.

Scottish colleges back commitment to tackle the Climate Emergency

In May, CDN launched the ‘Scottish Colleges’ Statement of Commitment on the Climate Emergency’, which has been produced by CDN’s college Climate Emergency Expert Group, in partnership with Colleges Scotland and Energy Skills Partnership (ESP).

The statement of commitment highlights how college staff and students are working together to achieve a more sustainable future for Scotland. Colleges have come together to establish and commit to delivering 10 key actions, with the aim of speeding up efforts to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions. Find out more here.

First ever sector College Climate Conference

Over 120 delegates virtually attended the first ever #CollegeClimateChange Conference, which took place online on Wednesday 6 October.

This major conference provided a strategic overview of the climate change actions that the college sector should be engaged in and considered what more the sector could be doing to contribute to national Net Zero targets. The event was attended by college board members, senior leaders and others involved or with an interest in the college sector’s response to the climate emergency.
View the event summary here.

In the news…

In Thursday’s The Herald, we were delighted to publish feature article: Colleges get to work on key climate actions.

The article shares how Scotland’s colleges are responding to the climate emergency with a bold agenda to reduce emissions and improvecarbon literacy across its campuses and beyond.

Read the full article here.

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