University publishes its latest annual sustainability report, focussing on response to climate change.

By City Press Office, Published

City, University of London has today published its latest Global Goals Report, titled Climate Action in focus.

Last year was seen as a momentous year for the climate change movement, as world leaders came together for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, galvanising the urgency in taking climate action and inspiring the focus of this report: Global Goal 13.

At the same time, Professor Sir Anthony Finkelstein, President of City, University of London and Shaima Dallali, President of City’s Students’ Union launched COP26@City to outline the City community’s response to the global climate challenge, and in particular the urgency posed by Global Goal 13.

The report examines the actions City, its Students’ Union and its people are doing to help deliver climate action across five key themes: Research, Education, Engagement, Campus and Governance.

Highlights from the latest report include initiatives such as innovative and diverse research partnerships, which investigate the economic and behavioural impacts of climate policies, improve renewable marine wave energy technologies and help food projects integrate climate resilience and mitigation into their activities. In addition, City’s first Scope 3 audit revealed purchased goods as its biggest contributor to carbon emissions and will inform future carbon reduction strategies.

The University’s work continues to be recognised with a first-class award from the People & Planet University League, a UK-wide performance indicator on environmental and social sustainability criteria.

Eleanor Simes, Head of Sustainability at City, University of London said the latest report highlighted just how important the issue of climate change needs to be within the Higher Education sector, and showcased City’s dedication to solving a global problem.

This year’s publication stresses the importance of Climate Action, the Global Goal that plays a crucial part in limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The report presents an inspiring snapshot of some of the great work led by our colleagues and students across the University.

– Eleanor Simes, Head of Sustainability at City, University of London

Download the Global Goals Report 2021: Climate Action in focus by City, University of London.

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