Campus Decarbonization Workshop focus on sharing challenges and good practices regarding campus decarbonization among GAUC member universities, with heightened awareness of campus management challenges in the post-COVID-19 world. The workshop will focus on the following topics:
• Member university’s CO2 emissions and decarbonization ambitions
• Examples of measures taken to reduce emissions
• Brief outline of member university’s future plans and key areas of focus
• Key challenges and barriers encountered
• How to engage with students on decarbonization efforts.
Through the workshop all participants could share information and study ways to engage with global sustainability efforts. Thereby, assist and encourage GAUC member institutions to develop and implement decarbonization processes suited to their unique circumstances.
1.Leading role -University campuses are microcosm of society and Universities can lead the effort of decarbonization of society and provide best practices.
2.Knowledge for action -University is a place that brings together high levels of expertise, and for this reason, universities should be capable of decarbonizing their own campuses.
3.Active communication -The nature of universities as institutions that serves the global public and its links with governments, economies and industries which enables universities to contribute strongly in promoting policies that should be truly prioritized as well as developing and implementing technologies into society.
4.Resources towards the next generations- University campuses are full of active students. And the involving students in decarbonization efforts on campuses would be of great significance in terms of training the next generation of human resources.
Date: Thursday, 11 March 2021
Format: Zoom Webinar, 20:00-23:00 (JST) / 11:00-14:00 (GMT)
We welcome wide participation of all staff and students of GAUC member institutions. Pre-registration will be required, but there will be no fees. We look forward to your attendance!
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The programme of works to achieve this ambitious target includes:
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· energy efficiency improvements across the estate.
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