Education, Universities and Climate Change : Resources

2 June 2020

Below you can read about our work on Universities, Education and Climate Change, organised into talks and reports.

Lectures and Talks

Keri Facer’s Inaugural Lecture Learning to Live with a Lively Planet, discussing the futures of the European University in face of a changing climate. Also available here.
Keynote lecture by Keri Facer at the International Association of Universities 2019 Conference in Mexico, discussing the Transformation of Universities for the Future
Professor Keri Facer contributes towards a panel discussion at KTH after a lecture by Richard Florida.
During Almedalen 2019 Professor Keri Facer hosted this panel on the role of universities in combating climate change, together with the Minister for Higher Education Matilda Ernkrans, Uppsala University Vice Chancellor Professor Eva Åkesson and the lead for Sweden’s Environment agenda, Dr Emma Nohrén. You can also watch the recording here.
Another public debate also took place in Swedish on Universitetens roll för en hållbar värld. Watch this public debate at Almedalen 2019 with Uppsala universitet, SLU, Karolinska institutet, Stockholms universitet, Handelshögskolan i Stockholm and KTH. Recordings also found here.
Panel discussion from Almedalen 2017 with Kevin Anderson, Josefin Wangel Weithz, and Johanna van Schaik Dernfalk discussing Are universities making the world worse? Education and research in an age of climate change.
Sustainability Talk by Professor Keri Facer for Campus Gotland on the topic of Building a University for the Common Good.
Podcast with Keri Facer on Universities, Futures Thinking and Climate Change.
Four-part interview with Keri Facer, on the role of the future, the richness of the meanwhile, and desirable futures at the Constructing Social Futures Conference 2019 for Futuuri magazine. 
Climate change leadership – perspectives from science, industry and politics. 2019 Almedalen panel hosted by Keri Facer with Anna Rutgersson, Åsa Wikforss, John Hassler, Klas Palm, and Kristina Persson. You can also watch here
Education, Sustainable Development and the Challenges of Climate Change . CEMUS Spring Semester Introduction lecture 2016 with Professor Doreen Stabinsky.

Reports

Zennström Professor Keri Facer has written a report on Higher Education in the era of Climate Change, published by the Higher Education Policy Institute. This report argues for radically restructuring education and universities in response to the challenges of climate change.

This report on Internalisation and Sustainability provides a brief exploration of the relationship between internationalisation and sustainability agendas in the contemporary university. It reports on a desk research by the CCL team and a workshop bringing together university leadership, students, faculty and administrative staff. It identifies key tensions, possibilities, and routes towards achieving more sustainable internationalisation strategies in universities. The report has been compiled rapidly to respond to current debates and is intended as the basis for wider discussion.

For her inaugural lecture, Professor Keri Face spoke about how universities can work not only on the question of urgent mitigation, but on the deeper understory of climate change. You can find the lecture in written form here.

As part of the Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures program, led by Professor Keri Facer, the following report was issued, making recommendations on Education and Climate Change.

In this report you can read about the 2019 collaboration between Zennström Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University and the Uppsala Art Museum. Some of the ideas and findings from this report are elaborated upon in a forthcoming publication.

 

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