Academics, professional staff and local communities around the world are coming together this week in a global movement that began at the University of Wollongong.
Three years ago a group of academics and students at the University of Wollongong (UOW) got together to talk about climate change action and solutions, and there the concept of Global Climate Change Week (GCCW) was born.
Three years on and GCCW is still encouraging academic communities – including academics, students, and professional staff at universities – to discuss climate change action and solutions.
Last year, 288 academics, students, and other academic community members registered for GCCW 2016, with 82 registrants from Africa, 60 from Australasia, 52 from North America, 43 from Asia, 33 from Europe, and 18 from Latin America.
This year participants are hosting a range of activities including open lectures, discussion panels, climate activism workshops and other events at UOW’s Wollongong campuses and venues around the city of Wollongong.
The events are aimed at capturing the attention of students, policy-makers, and the wider community, demonstrating the need to take action against climate change.
GCCW 2017 is part of UOW’s Global Challenges Program, a collaborative, interdisciplinary and community-connected research and engagement initiative aimed at solving significant global challenges.