Global Climate Change Week aims to encourage academic communities – including academics, students, and non-academic staff at universities – in all disciplines and countries to engage with each other, their communities, and policy makers on climate change action and solutions. Held annually in October, GCCW provides an open-ended framework for voluntary activities aimed at raising awareness, inspiring behaviour change, and driving political transformation in relation to climate policy.
Wondering what you might do during GCCWeek 2017 (Oct 9-15)? Here are a few suggestions, with links to some examples universities organised for GCCWeek in 2015 and 2016.
- Panel discussions on one or another aspect of climate change (like this one at North Western University (South Africa), this one at the University of Zanjan (Iran), and this one at the University of California Berkeley (USA))
- Divestment events (like this one at the University of New South Wales (Australia), and this one at the University of East Anglia (UK)) (for information about divestment see 350.org)
- Meetings with local groups fighting climate change like this event at Willamette University (USA)
- Movie showings (such as The Age of Consequences, Chasing Ice, Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel, and many more)
For more ideas for activities see the links given here and here to GCCWeek activities in 2015 and 2016, and our How to organize Global Climate Change Week at your university guide.