Higher Education and the Climate Crisis Conference

Higher Education and the Climate Crisis Conference


19 Oct 2023    
9:00am - 4:30pm

Event Type


19 October 9:00-16:30

This free one-day in-person conference provides space for debate, exchange of ideas and sharing of new research on higher education and the climate crisis.


The conference is being convened by Climate-U (Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate), a Global Challenges Research Fund project led by University College London, in partnership with University of Passo Fundo (Brazil), Kenyatta University (Kenya) and University of the South Pacific (Fiji).

The conference is an in-person event, to be held at the University of London Senate House, in Bloomsbury, London, and is free of charge.

Attendance is open to all; we hope it will be of interest to researchers, practitioners, students and activists working in this field.

Draft programme:

09.00-10.00: Registration, poster session & artistic engagements with the climate crisis

10.00-10.20: Welcome and opening remarks

10.20-11.00: Keynote address by Fatima Denton (United Nations University)

11.00-12.30: Parallel Sessions 1

12.30-13.30: Lunch

13.30-15.00: Parallel Sessions 2

15.00-15.30: Coffee

15.30-16.30: Closing reflections from panel (Farai Kapfudzaruwa, University of Pretoria; Chris Rapley, University College London; Rebecca Schendel, Boston College; and Leon Tikly, University of Bristol).

This event is open to all those with an interest in the issues under discussion. The event is free to attend, but registration on Eventbrite is required.

Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate is a four-year Global Challenges Research Fund project. For more details about the project, please visit the website, or follow on Twitter @ClimateUniv.