Global Climate Change Week (GCCW) aims to encourage academic communities – including academics, students, and non-academic staff at universities – to engage with each other, their communities, and policy makers on climate change.
What could you do for GCCW 2016 (Oct 10-16)? Some activities are very simple and require little preparation. For example, you can simply make a time to talk with your colleagues and students about climate change and how you can contribute to tackling it.
Other activities require a little more preparation. Here are a few suggestions, with links to examples universities organised for the first GCCW last year.
- Panel discussions on one or another aspect of climate change (like this one at the University of California Berkeley, or this one at University College London)
- Special seminars or lectures on climate change (like this lecture series at the University of Bath or this lecture series at Heythrop College London)
- Divestment events (like this one at the University of New South Wales or this one at the University of East Anglia) (for information about divestment see 350.org’s website)
- Student competitions, like this climate change video contest at Arizona State University
- World Climate Simulation, a role-playing exercise of the UN climate change negotiations, using an interactive computer model to analyze the results of the mock-negotiations during the event
If you would like to register for GCCW 2016, please do so here.
And please help to spread the word about GCCW 2016!