The City community commits to reducing our environmental impact and responding to the global climate challenge

By Matthew Little (Communications Officer), Published

In a joint statement, Professor Anthony Finkelstein, President of City, University of London and Shaima Dallali, President of City’s Students’ Union launched COP26@City, outlining the City community’s response to the global climate challenge.

A joint statement from Professor Anthony Finkelstein, President of City, University of London and Shaima Dallali, President of City’s Students’ Union.

As part of COP26@City, both the University and the Students’ Union organised a series of in-person and online events which were hosted by City’s five Schools and support services. Each event explored City’s work and activities in combating climate change or environmental issues.

City is proud to continue committing to the fight against climate change, as we were awarded a First Class ranking and named the greenest university in London in the People & Planet League.

The City Students’ Union was also awarded with an ‘Excellent’ award at the NUS Green Impact Awards 2021.

In the joint statement, Professor Finkelstein announced City’s plans to appoint an Associate Vice President for Sustainability to represent our commitment to this area.

The impact of climate change spans environment, prosperity, security and democracy. It is profoundly important for all of us. We must use our collective voice to argue for change.

– Professor Anthony Finkelstein, President of City, University of London

We know that students are rightfully concerned about the climate crisis and what that means for our future. As students, we have powerful tools that we can use to make real change and create a better tomorrow. These tools are our voices and our skills.

– Shaima Dallali, President of City’s Students’ Union

What is COP26?

COP26 is the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties and this year it will take place in Glasgow between 31 October – 12 November.

The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

For more information about the events at City see COP26@City.

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