PROJECT: Climate Emergency

Project Updates

On September 20th, the University of Warwick formally declared a State of Climate Emergency in response to our campaign, committing to Scope 2 carbon neutrality by 2030, and Scope 3 net carbon neutrality by 2050, in line with best practice advocated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

See coverage by The Boar here, including a comment from GLOBUS Editor-in-Chief Todd Olive

On June 18th, the Climate Emergency Coalition released the following statement in response to a Coventry City Council motion regarding the Climate Emergency.

On May 25th, Warwick SU announced that students at the University of Warwick had overwhelmingly approved the Climate Emergency Coalition’s unamended motion (below) for the SU to declare a Climate Emergency, and support for the ‘PROJECT: Climate Emergency’ petition, in a referendum of all students.

Press coverage in The Boar; Warwick SU Referendum Results Page

On April 2nd, Warwick Students’ Union approved an emergency motion drafted by the Climate Emergency Coalition, with the support of the Sustainability Team at the National Union of Students, for submission to the NUS’ National Conference. This motion calls for a declaration of climate emergency, formal NUS support to establish a national network of students climate emergency campaigns, and assistance in lobbying key stakeholders. We present the passed motion below.

On March 15th, a historic day of globally co-ordinated youth strikes for climate, representatives of the Climate Emergency Coalition submitted our petition, including an open letter and Warwick UCU statement, to the Secretary to the Warwick University Council to be considered for adopting into formal University policy – see coverage by The Boar here. We proudly present to you below the final submission made to the Council.

PROJECT: Climate Emergency, by GLOBUS Warwick, Warwick Global Sustainable Development Society, and the Warwick Climate Reality Campus Corps, with wider and valued support from students and staff across campus, is pushing for the University to declare a state of climate emergency and commit to type three carbon neutrality by 2030.

Want to find out more? Read on, or watch our launch video, below!

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Our Climate Emergency: A Tale of Three Doubts

GLOBUS Editor-in-Chief Todd Olive describes the history of climate change science and denial, outlining the three doubts employed by climate sceptics, deniers, and ‘realists’, to slow the environmentalist movement: questioning whether climate change exists, whether humanity is culpable, and whether there is anything that we can do about it.

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Our Climate Emergency: Project Fear?

GLOBUS Editor-in-Chief Todd Olive outlines the current state of global climate affairs, detailing predictions by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the World Bank regarding the very serious danger to human and natural systems of leaving our climate emergency unchecked.

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Our Climate Emergency: Our Time is Now

GLOBUS Editor-in-Chief Todd Olive takes a look at our role in preventing our climate emergency, introducing a university-wide campaign by the Climate Emergency Coalition to encourage our university to embody and lead the change that we all need to be.


GLOBUS Editor-in-Chief Todd Olive, and Dr. Alastair Smith, Senior Teaching Fellow of the Global Sustainable Development Division at the University of Warwick, introduce PROJECT: Climate Emergency, and our campaign to commit the university to carbon neutrality by 2030.

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