Global Alliance of Universities on Climate is commited to advance climate change solutions through research, education, and public outreach, and to partner with industry, non-profit and government organizations to promote rapid implementation from local to global scales.
On July 23, 2020, United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, gave his first address to youth around the world since the outbreak of COVID-19, during the Climate Change Global Lectures at Tsinghua University Global Summer School: Calling on all youth around the world to take active leadership in shaping the future recovery. The lecture is part of the Tsinghua University Global Summer School series, and organized by Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC). He was joined by XIE Zhenhua, Special Advisor for Climate Change Affairs of China, President of Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development at Tsinghua University. And Laurence Tubiana, CEO of the European Climate Foundation (ECF), and Chair of the Board of Governors at the French Development Agency (AFD).
Looking forward to students' joint efforts in playing an active role in taking care of our planet
On December 11, ZHAO Yingmin, the head of the COP25 Chinese delegation and Vice Minister of China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment, met with the members of the GAUC Youth League at the Delegation Office of China.
Halfway through the GAUC-COP25 Youth Delegation trip in Madrid, with a full iternary filled with idea exchanges and expert learnings, check out what they've been doing! Halfway through the GAUC-COP25 Youth Delegation trip in Madrid, with a full iternary filled with idea exchanges and expert learnings, here is what the delegation done so far: Check it out!
The first Youth Delegation from the Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (hereinafter referred to as the "GAUC Youth League") arrived in Madrid on December 7, starting their week-long climate tour at COP 25.
During the Graduate Forum of the Global Alliance of Universities on Climate, youth around the world gathered together at Tsinghua University. It jointly issued a declaration to tackle a common issue - climate change. Over 150 students from 55 universities across six continents joined the forum, the declaration included aspects of acknowledgment, understanding, recognition, and emphasize.
Climate change is unfolding to a path of no return. It does not differentiate national boundaries, race, color, language, or culture. This is a common challenge facing all of humanity, and youth should become ambassadors of climate knowledge, practitioners of low-carbon lifestyles, an emerging workforce in environmental protection.
Coupled with the inaugural Graduate Forum of the Global Alliance of Universities on Climate, the Environmental Cultural Week attracted an accumulation of more than four thousand students participated during the week. Including initiatives from pop quizzes, exhibitions, Akabella chorus, flash mobs, and various cultural performances.
On May 28 to 29, 2019, twelve universities from Global Alliance of Universities on Climate's (GAUC) gathered at Tsinghua University, Beijing. The alliance's executive committee and academic committee meeting was held, the GAUC Charter was discussed and approved, and GAUC was formally established. Tsinghua University serves as the inaugural Chair of GAUC, with the London School of Economics and Political Science serves as the inaugural co-chair. The first Secretariat will be based at Tsinghua University for a term of four years.
On Jan. 23 2019, eight universities initiates global joint effort at Davos to tackle climate change at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of 2019. The alliance, called the Global Alliance of Universities on Climate, aims to facilitate collaboration on climate issues, further engage with stakeholders on climate, and promote higher education's best environmental practices.The founding universities include: Australian National University; University of California, Berkeley; University of Cambridge; Imperial College London; London School of Economics and Political Science; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; University of Tokyo, and Tsinghua University
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