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. 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!
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.
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.
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.
INTRODUCING PROJECT: CLIMATE EMERGENCY
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.