Climate Change and University Campuses

25 – 27 August 2021

This summer school facilitates an online interactive platform, the Climate Combat Lab, which brings together students and academics from five IDEA League universities to exchange and develop ideas on how to develop, test and disseminate climate change mitigation strategy and action plans for university campuses.

Keywords: Climate change, university campuses, capacity building, climate mitigation

APPLY
Where

Due to the world-wide restrictions concerning Covid-19 and in order to protect our participants and lecturers, IDEA League is offering the Summer Schools in an online format.

Expenses

Participation to this summer school is a free of charge. There will be some costs for the production of a website and a blog called ‘The Climate Change Combat Lab’ as a legacy of this summer school to promote further exchanges among the participating students and academics on the issues of the climate change and university campuses.

Requirements

Curriculum vitae & publication list

Letter of motivation

Letter of recommendation (optional)

University campuses potentially may have high impact on climate change mitigation, as they accommodate a various number of high educated and skilled communities, who are well organised through students’ organisations, research and administrative bodies, workers unions, among others. There is an increasing number of attempts for developing university-wide strategic plans and actions to combat with climate change. Yet a limited number of initiatives have been taken to mobilise university communities as active agents to mitigate climate change. This summer school faciltates an online interactive platform, the Climate Combat Lab, which brings together students and academics to exchange and develop ideas on how to develop, test and disseminate climate change mitigation strategy and action plans for university campuses.

The programme aims to:

  • Identify the drivers of climate change in the university campuses
  • Identify a range of effective practices addressing climate change mitigation
  • Develop a climate change mitigation strategy operationalising a new participatory model for inclusive strategies and actions plans.
ORGANISERS

This course is organised by RWTH Aachen University Chair of Urban Design and is taught by professors of five IDEA League Universities.

Organizing Committee

Prof. Christa Reicher, Director, Chair of Urban Design
Dr. ir. Ceren Sezer, Research Associate

Programme

Day Description
25 August Welcome sessions; introduction to the topic
26 August Workshops by the IDEA League lecturers and students
27 August Presentations and evaluation