From coral reef resilience to driving the clean energy transition and reducing campus energy use, UTS staff and students make huge contributions towards positive action on climate change.
But that’s no longer enough.
We recognise that a drastic societal shift is needed to combat this threat.
UTS signed a climate emergency declaration not to show good will or solidarity, but as a basis for increased action.
We are committing more resources to climate change research and skills creation. We will increase sustainability education across our curriculum, campus and community programs so that our 10,000 graduates are armed with the tools to contribute towards positive change. We will continue to bring communities, industry and government together to debate the contested themes around the climate emergency. We will argue for the need for a climate consensus and will work towards carbon neutrality on campus.
Through the combined impact of our research, teaching and learning, operations and engagement, we will inspire a positive change in course for Australia’s future.
News and views
Upcoming online event: Thu 30th Sep 2021, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEST Litigation on climate is growing, with the cumulative number of climate litigation cases worldwide more than doubling over the past five years. The current wave of climate litigation is characterised by...
Internationally, citizens are taking legal action against their governments' lack of action in response to climate change. Is this the start of a trend that will increasingly bring climate to the courts? In May Justice Bromberg of the Federal Court described climate...
A ground-breaking decision in Germany's federal court paves the way for a global reckoning. Germany’s highest court, the Karlsruhe Court, has ruled that the government’s climate protection measures are insufficient to protect future generations, after a complaint...
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Staff and students at UTS are taking action in response to climate change. We do that across the board: with innovative research, the subjects we teach and study, how we engage with our community and how we run our campus.