Stockholm University signs global call for Climate Emergency

Stockholm University, encouraged by the Bolin Centre, has signed a call for Climate Emergency in light of the forthcoming COP25-meeting in Chile in December 2019. By signing this, Stockholm University joins leading networks and institutions working in further and higher education globally who recognizes the need for a drastic societal shift to combat the growing threat of climate change.

Stockholm University are committing to collectively step up to the challenge by supporting a three-point plan which includes:

  1. Mobilizing more resources for action-oriented climate change research and skills creation;
  2. Committing to going carbon neutral by 2030 or 2050 at the very latest;
  3. Increasing the delivery of environmental and sustainability education across curriculum, campus and community outreach programs.

There are currently 150 institutions representing approximately 2,5 million students and 43 networks who has signed the call.

A comment from the Bolin Centre Directorate about why this is important:

“We are the first university in Sweden to sign this call and officially recognize the climate emergency that surrounds us. This is a wake-up call to all sectors of society about the immediate need for climate action as well as a commitment from us to do our part of this action – research, education, outreach focusing on climate change as well as working towards carbon neutrality.”

Bolin Centre for Climate Research
A collaboration between Stockholm University, KTH and the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute | Web administrator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.