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The University of St. Gallen signs Climate Emergency Letter

Updated: Sep 9, 2020

In advance of the UN Climate Change Conference 2021 (COP 26), networks and institutions are coming together to add their support and commitments towards the attainment of SDG 4 (Education) and 13 (Climate Change).

Networks from around the world have already agreed to support this letter, including the University of St.Gallen! With the support of oikos St. Gallen the university has declared a Climate Emergency in recognition of the need for a drastic societal shift to combat the growing threat of climate change. The young minds that are shaped by organizations must be equipped with the knowledge, skills and capability to respond to the ever-growing challenges of climate change.

By signing the letter the University of St. Gallen participates in a movement of nurturing a habitable planet for future generations and plays an important role in building a greener and cleaner future for all. The University of St. Gallen has committed to collectively step up to the challenge by supporting a three-point plan which includes:

  1. Mobilizing more resources for action-oriented climate change research and skills creation;

  2. Committing to going carbon neutral by 2030 or 2050 at the very latest;

  3. Increasing the delivery of environmental and sustainability education across curriculum, campus and community outreach programmes.

Let’s help create a better future for both people and our planet. Check out the current representation of the Climate Emergency Letter:

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