The wide-ranging implications of climate change, environmental degradation, and loss of biodiversity and natural resources make it imperative to achieve a green transition that is holistic, swift, and fair.
Universities are in a unique place to address these issues, bringing together researchers, innovators, public and private sectors, as well as their surrounding communities. No less important is universities’ place at the centre of local communities and regions, which requires them to set an example as employers and civic institutions by limiting their own environmental impact and being mindful of ethics and equity. But not all institutions are well positioned to act equally swiftly or in the same way.
Following the release of EUA’s Green Deal roadmap, this webinar further discussed the processes and interventions which can boost universities’ impact and visibility in pursuing a climate-neutral, environmentally sustainable, and socially equitable Europe.
4 December 2023, 14:00-15:30 CET
Welcome and technical introduction by EUA
Presentation of roadmap Stephane Berghmans, EUA Director for Research and Innovation
Showcasing the contribution of Spanish universities to the Green Deal – María Sarabia Alegría, Executive Secretary of CRUE’s Sectorial Commission for Sustainability and Vice Rector for Institutional Relations and Coordination of the Universidad de Alcalá
Panel discussion: how to implement the roadmap?
Moderated by Douglas Halliday, Durham University & Chair of EUA Green Deal task-and-finish group
Main takeaways and concluding remarks by Douglas Halliday