Vice-chancellors must do much more to prepare students to tackle climate change, argues Joy Carter
All universities should be teaching students about the causes, the impact, the history, the solutions, the economics and the politics of climate change.
These might not be lectures or seminars for particular students on particular courses. Sector leaders – myself included – need to be more creative and innovative in how we embed and stimulate teaching, learning, research and inquiry into the subject of climate change across all our disciplines and areas of study.
Source: It’s time to wake up and smell the greenhouse gases | Times Higher Education (THE)
Author: Andy Nolan
An experienced director-level professional with expertise in sustainable development, cities, universities, governance, policy and strategy. 15 years of experience working in the field of sustainability in both the private and public sector. Has worked within a local authority, in multi-authority partnerships locally and nationally. Experience in higher education across four universities in the UK plus representative bodies. Particular areas of interest and expertise include; energy; transport; climate change; waste management; air quality; decentralised energy; education for sustainability; smart cities; knowledge transfer; research.
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