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).
Proposed by the GAUC Campus Action Working Group and co-hosted by the University of Tokyo and GAUC, the 1st online Campus Decarbonization Workshop will be held on 11th March 2021 through Zoom Webinar. The event will consist of presentations from eight GAUC member institutions and a discussion session. We are delighted to invite all of you who are interested with our workshop, wish to see you soon!
GAUC shall provide leadership to the global higher education community, promoting active participation in efforts to address climate change through research, education, and public service, working together with industry, civil society and related organizations. GAUC shall enhance public awareness and strive to build consensus for the transformation to a global and local carbon-neutral society.
As countries now work on their plans for such pathways, the GAUC is holding this virtual event at which researchers from member institutions present their latest research findings on this issue, and discuss the implications of their results for policymakers.
We would like to emphasize that interconnection and inspire the youth to pay attention to and explore the synergy between Climate and other areas by Climate X.