University of Aberdeen in global pledge to take climate action ahead of COP26

University of Aberdeen in global pledge to take climate action ahead of COP26

The University of Aberdeen is one of 1050 universities and colleges from 68 countries that have pledged to half their emissions by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050 at the very latest.

The University of Aberdeen is one of 1050 universities and colleges from 68 countries that have pledged to half their emissions by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050 at the very latest.

The pledge was announced today (28 October) at the Times Higher Education Climate Impact Forum, showing the education sector’s leadership ahead of COP26 in Glasgow.

Universities and colleges have signed up to the Race to Zero for Universities and Colleges, which is an initiative led by EAUC – The Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education and Second Nature with support from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

The initiative recognises the substantial role of the education sector in the global Race to Zero and the influence that universities and colleges have to shift mindsets, influence lifestyle choices, and instil sustainability values and green skills into the leaders of tomorrow.

By setting progressive targets, the initiative can have far-reaching impacts well beyond campuses. As hubs for research and innovation, universities can scale up the role of higher education in the green transition.

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