Global Climate Change Week 2018

Global Climate Change Week (GCCWeek) is organising a meeting to make a start on planning this year’s GCCWeek activities at UOW (October 15-21). Please come along if you have any ideas for activities or are interested in getting involved in some other way.

When: Next Thursday July 19: 11.30-12.30

Where: 20.05


Global climate change week ( is an initiative that originated at UOW in 2015, aiming to encourage academic communities – including academics, students, and professional staff at universities – in all disciplines and countries to engage with each other, their communities, and policy makers on climate change action and solutions.

Registration is already open for GCCWeek 2018 (

For information about GCCWeek activities at UOW in previous years, see

A new initiative this year is the UOW Climate Communicators program, which aims to get UOW academics into as many Illawarra secondary schools as possible. Thus far 14 local high schools, from Bulli in the north to Kiama in the south, have expressed interest in having a UOW academic talk about climate change from the perspective of their discipline. If you would like to be part of this program and can commit to visiting one high school during or around GCCWeek please contact George Takacs on

Global Climate Change Week (GCCWeek) aims to encourage academic communities – including academics, students, and non-academic staff at universities – to engage with each other, their communities, and policy makers on climate change actions and solutions.

In this, its fourth year GCCWeek will take place on October 15-21. For examples of GCCWeek activities carried out in previous years see the links given herehere and here. For advice on organising GCCWeek at your university see here.

So please consider taking part (you can register your interest here and register activities here), follow us on twitter, and help to spread the word about GCCWeek.

(For more information please email