Dear all,

Global Climate Change Week (GCCW) took place for the first time last year, aiming to encouraging academics to engage with their students and communities on climate change. 301 academics from 51 countries and a huge range of disciplines registered, and 92 activities were registered on the GCCW 2015 map.


GCCW will run again this year (October 10-16), but this time it will seek to encourage whole academic communities – including academics, students, and non-academic staff at universities – to engage with each other, their communities, and policy makers on climate change. 


What might taking part in Global Climate Change Week involve? At its simplest, it might involve talking with your colleagues and students about climate change and how you can contribute to tackling it.


If you feel a bit more ambitious, you might consider organising an event. Here are a few suggestions, with links to activities universities organised for GCCW last year.


         Panel discussions on one or another aspect of climate change (like this one at the University of California Berkeley, or this one at University College London)

         Special seminars or lectures on climate change (like this lecture series at the University of Bath or this lecture series at Heythrop College London)

         Divestment events (like this one at the University of New South Wales or this one at the University of East Anglia)

         Student competitions, like this climate change video contest at Arizona State University

         World Climate Simulation a role-playing exercise of the UN climate change negotiations, using an interactive computer model to analyze the results of the mock-negotiations during the event


For more general examples of activities one might pursue during GCCW see here and here.

For more specific examples of activities pursued during the first GCCW in 2015 see here.


If you would like to take part in GCCW 2016, please register here.

If you would like to register an activity for GCCW 2016, please do so here.


And please help to spread the word about GCCW.

Best wishes,


Keith Horton
Lecturer in Philosophy
School of Humanities and Social Inquiry (room 19.1091)
Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
University of Wollongong NSW 2522

Global Climate Change Week ( aims to encourage academic communities – including academics, students, and professional staff at universities – in all disciplines and countries to engage with each other, their communities, and policy makers on climate change action and solutions.

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