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Beyond business as usual: Higher education in the era of climate change

  • 10 December 2020
  • By Keri Facer
  • HEPI number Debate Paper 24

With climate change continuing to be the biggest global threat, this paper argues that universities and colleges should take a leading role in putting the world on a more sustainable footing.

Making use of the latest research and powerful case studies, Keri Facer, Zennström Professor of Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University, Sweden and Professor of Educational and Social Futures at the University of Bristol, UK, makes a series of recommendations for students, staff and policymakers that would deliver a new approach, from changes to day-to-day operations to the core educational missions and civic role of the university.

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