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La Universidad Iberoamericana on why they have signed the Race to Zero

La Universidad Iberoamericana se sumó a la campaña global Race to Zero, iniciativa de la Asociación Ambiental de Universidades (EAUC) de Reino Unido y Second Nature, con el apoyo d...

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Dumfries and Galloway College and Plymouth Marjon University

Race To Zero is a global campaign to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, investors and universities and colleges for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon re...

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How Universities and Colleges Can Lead on Climate

Your Path To Impact in the Race to Zero: How Universities and Colleges Can Lead on Climate and Transform our Collective Future Presented in collaboration with the Alliances for ...

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Universities and Colleges Across the World take Climate Action Ahead of COP26

1050 universities and colleges from 68 countries have pledged to half their emissions by 2030 and reach net-zero by 2050 at the very latest, impacting over 10 million students, was...

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University of Strathclyde & University of Hull

Race To Zero is a global campaign to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, investors and universities and colleges for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon re...

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Get Net-Zero Right

Get Net-Zero Right – A how-to guide for spotting credible commitments and those that miss the mark – by the High-Level Champions and the Race to Zero team Find out m...

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UNEP Sustainable University Framework

This framework seeks to define what it means to be a sustainable university and lays out a pathway to becoming one. The framework also outlines how sustainability can be advanced i...

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International Green Gown Awards

The International Green Gown Awards are supported by UN Environment and are open to any university or college across the world. Recognising exceptional sustainability initiative...

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Little Book of Green Nudges

Whoever or wherever you are, if you want to create positive change at your university, this book is for you. Nudging has enormous potential to make our universities and our societi...

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Climate Action Plan Structures

Signatory institutions agree to develop a climate action plan for becoming climate neutral and by which defined thresholds of resilience will be met. This climate action plan is to...

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Climate Action Roadmap

The Climate Action for UK FE Colleges Roadmap has been developed in collaboration between Climate Commission and award-winning management consultancy, Nous Group. The Roadmap provi...

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Earth School

Earth School was co-created by UNEP and Ted-Ed to provide kids, parents and teachers all over the world with engaging nature-focused content to stay connected to nature during the ...

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Green Jobs for Youth

Global Guidance for Education on Green Jobs: Connecting Higher Education and Green Opportunities for Planetary Health.  This initiative is designed to increase demand for green ...

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Sustainability Exchange

The Sustainability Exchange aims to be the world's leading resource of sustainability information for education. Explore the thousands of resources here. ...

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Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitment Implementation Handbook

The Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments provide frameworks to advance campus climate action.  While each institution determines their own goals and actions, there are ...

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SDG Accord

The purpose of the SDG Accord is twofold:   First it is to inspire, celebrate and advance the critical role that education has in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SD...

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University of Stirling

Explore why University of Stirling signed up to the Race to Zero  ...

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Second Nature: Carbon Management & Mitigation

Reducing the output of greenhouse gas emissions is one of the most critical responses to climate change, which is why it plays a central role in implementing the Carbon and Climate...

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Sustainability Leadership Scorecard

At last we have a transformational ‘All in One’ tool which captures data and performance from many sources and builds one definitive picture of your institutions perfor...

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UNEP MOOCs

UNEP and its partners offer a wide range of courses on critical environmental issues. 1. MOOC on Nature-based Solutions for Disaster and Climate Resilience 2. MOOC on Marine ...

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Chiba University of Commerce, Japan

Chiba University of Commerce (Japan) Speaker: Professor Sahihiko Harashina, President Chiba University of Commerce (CUC) achieved the first renewable energy 100% university (...

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Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture, India

Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture for Women (India) Speaker: Prajakta Dalal-Kulkami, Assistant Professor Our Journey towards carbon neutral campus. Where I will b...

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Second Nature: Measuring Progress

Many will be familiar with the adage: "what gets measured gets managed" (Peter Drucker). It’s a good beginning to many projects, and helps to build clarity around expectation...

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De La Salle University – Dasmarinas, Philippines

De La Salle University – Dasmarinas (Philippines) Speaker: Marlon Pareja, Associate Professor Going Carbon Zero University in a Developing Country: DLSU-D's opportuniti...

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De Montfort University, UK

De Montfort University (United Kingdom) Speaker: Andrew Reeves, Project Director, DMU Education for Sustainable Development Project and Chair of RCE East Midlands Climate Emerge...

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Ndejje University, Uganda

Ndejje University (Uganda) Speaker: Frederick Kakembo, Deputy Vice Chancellor Green Habitat Clubs and Students’ Engagement in Sustainable Consumption and Production. Nd...

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Dumfries and Galloway College, UK

Dumfries and Galloway College (United Kingdom) Speaker: Joanna Campbell, Principal and CEO DGC A sustainable College of the Future. Winners of the Green Gown Sustainable Inst...

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Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile) Speaker: Ignacio Sánchez, Rector The participatory process carried out by UC to develop a Climate Action Strategy that commit...

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Strathmore University, Kenya

Strathmore University (Kenya) Speaker: Professor Pereira Da Silva, Deputy Vice-chancellor Research and Innovation Transitioning from Sustainability Literacy to Sustainability...

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Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (Ireland) Speaker: Mark Kelly, Lecturer Transitioning from Sustainability Literacy to Sustainability Leadership in GMIT ...

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Universidad Ean, Columbia

Universidad Ean (Columbia) Speaker: José Alejandro Martínez S., Professor and researcher Building purposeful action toward Carbon Neutrality to serve as inspiration ...

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University of Kabul, Afghanistan

University of Kabul (Afghanistan) Speaker: Noor Ahmad, Assistant Professor in Faculty of Environment Overview of our faculty members activities on climate change issues. ...

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University of Technology Sydney, Australia

University of Technology Sydney (Australia) Speaker: Danielle McCartney, Head of Sustainability The University of Technology Sydney is currently developing a pathway to carbo...

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HE Climate Action Toolkit

The Climate Commission for Higher and Further Education Students has created a Higher Education Climate Action Toolkit. With 91% of students being fairly or very concerned about...

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High-Level Climate Champion Gonzalo Munoz

Hear from Gonzalo Munoz, High Level Climate Champion, on the importance of education in the Race to Zero ...

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Instituto de Investigación en Gestión de Riesgos y Cambio Climático (Mexico)

Instituto de Investigación en Gestión de Riesgos y Cambio Climático (Mexico) Speaker: Silvia Ramos Hernández, Directora Our Institute prepares professionals in Risk Managemen...

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Race to Zero Criteria

Read the Refined Criteria, Interpretation Guide and Language Guide from the Race to Zero team. The Race to Zero criteria is set by an Expert Peer Review Group, which comprises s...

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TEDxUNEP Countdown: Racing to Zero with Higher Education

Watch the TEDxUNEP Countdown: Racing to Zero with Higher Education. You will need to enter your details to gain access. ...

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University of the West of England, UK

A case study from the University of the West of England (UWE), UK on why they have signed the Race to Zero. ...

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Race to Zero Nigel Topping and Gonzalo Munoz

Hear from the High Level Climate Champions on why your institution should join the Race to Zero. Watch the video: ...