But it is not caused globally. It is cause locally. Source: http://eaglefordtexas.com/news/id/138889/texas-benefit-mexicos-energy-sector/
Its impacts are also being felt locally. Source: personal photos
We are clearly not doing so well There is a need for more dynamic solutions
We are teaching tomorrow’s leaders – no matter the sector
My background is in global / international policy
Climate change water Food security
There are important dialogues happening at the global scale
Waste diversion program - selling goods left behind from move-out to other students at a garage sale Sold over $7 000 worth of goods Institutional context: Did not sign Rio commitment; ANU Green initiative has clear strategic plan for the university’s sustainability goals
Environmental education and collaboration via online platform Main challenge to implementation was lack of committed members Institutional context: Signed Rio commitment : “The sustainability projects which we conduct between 2012 and 2015: Organize the International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability Launch Global University Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES) and action plan Set up new international master programs and public elective course in sustainable development Reinforce international research and practice in sustainable development (Eco-Chongming project and African project with MoST and UNEP) Promote the philosophy and practice of Tongji in sustainable development and green campus Enhance corporate collaboration in sustainable development (HSBC, Bayer, Praxair Inc.)”
Ran into challenges with securing institutional support and financing (common among groups from LEDCs) Financing is particularly important for projects with high startup costs, as is the case with ambitious service provision as opposed to education campaigns Institutional context: Did not sign Rio commitment
ISCN 2015: Melissa Goodall, GUCF
Yale Office of Sustainability
INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE OF
GLOBAL UNIVERSITY CLIMATE COALITION
Australian National University: Move Out
Problem: volume of end-of-year waste.
Solution: yard sale! (sold over $7,000)
Tongji University (China): Tri-Green Platform
Problem: Lack of awareness about sustainability efforts on campus.
Solution: Launch a web portal to promote awareness and action.
Makerere University (Uganda): Water Point
Problem: non-reusable bottles account for 80% of drainage waste in
Solution: Providing clean and affordable drinking water via street-
vending dispensers around campus.
• Emphasis on waste reduction (energy, materials…) and on behavior change
• Universal access to resources and infrastructure
• Financial support and strong connection with institutional efforts
• Emphasis on increasing access to essential resources
• Emphasis on health and surrounding communities
• Limited infrastructure and access to resources - both in the university and the country
IARU Global University Climate Forum
a climate action workshop for university students
At least 3 student
members who will be
on campus during the
coming academic year
At least 1 university
faculty member listed
as their adviser.
Proof of capacity and
support to deliver
– preferably social,
is encouraged but not
May be on campus, in
the community, or in
May builds on existing
programming so long
as the proposal
Teams report monthly
via an online site.
Final survey to assess
the effectiveness of
the projects and the
value of the Forum.
Yale Office of Sustainability