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ACSP Signs Global Climate Letter

Monday, June 22, 2020  
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ACSP is one of 60 higher education networks representing over 16,000 universities that signed the Global Climate Emergency Letter submitted to the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change at the COP25 meetings in Spain last fall. The letter sets course for:

  1. Committing to going carbon neutral by 2030 or 2050 at the very latest;
  2. Mobilizing more resources for action-oriented climate change research and skills creation; and
  3. Increasing the delivery of environmental and sustainability education across curricula, campus and community outreach programs.

The Global Climate Letter was organized by The Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education (EAUC); the US-based higher education climate action organization, Second Nature; and UN Environment’s Youth and Education Alliance, and is the education sector’s response to the Race to Zero which is a global initiative across all sectors launched on World Environment Day this month.

ACSP asks its member institutions to consider joining 257 higher- and further-education institutions that have already signed the Global Climate Letter and are participating in declaring a Climate Emergency and backing this up with actions that will help create a better future for both people and our planet. Signatures added in the next months will be included in EAUC’s submission to the 2021 UN climate change meetings (COP26).

You can find further details on this at https://www.eauc.org.uk/race_to_zero_launch.


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The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.

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