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START

SESSION

11:00

      Opening Remarks

  • Prof. Jim Longhurst, Chairman of the Board of EAUC and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability, UWE

  • A word from our Headline Sponsor, Richard Brabner, Director, UPP Foundation

  • A Welcome to Loughborough University - Prof. Chris Linton, Provost, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Loughborough University

11:15

Plenary - The Role of Education in Reaching Net Zero

Higher and Further Education has an important role to play in the global race to net zero emissions both by balancing their own emissions and by researching global solutions, models and pathways to net zero.  How Universities and colleges respond to the current crisis will be pivotal not only for students looking for future career opportunities but also for their local communities.

Panel:

Prof. Jim Longhurst, Chairman of the Board of EAUC and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability, UWE

Alyssa Gilbert, Director of Policy and Translation at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial College London

Laurence Frewin, Principal & CEO, South Devon College

Terry Williams, Sustainability Expert, Net Zero Reporting, Decarbonisation and Sustainability Expertise; Department for Education

12:00

REFRESHMENT BREAK

12:30

Conversations 

Smaller groups will give you more discussion time, to learn from one another and discuss next steps in some of the key areas in the following categories:

Carbon Emissions Reporting & Science Based Targets

Embedding ESD into curricula and pedagogy - Mapping your curriculum

Climate Anxiety

Biodiversity - Nature Positive Universities and Colleges

Are high Commodity prices good for Sustainability?

13:45

14:45

LUNCH

Conversations 

Smaller groups will give you more discussion time, to learn from one another and discuss next steps in some of the key areas in the following categories:

Costing your Net-zero Plans

A World Cafe to explore Leadership for our Profession

Communicating Climate Change

How to Engage your Governors

16:00

REFRESHMENT BREAK

16:30

Plenary - Climate Justice

The impacts of climate change will not be borne equally or fairly, we need to continue to focus on climate justice, looking through a human rights lens. Working together and raising our own awareness of these issues we can create a better future for present and future generations.

Panel Host:

Meg Baker, Co-Director of Inclusion & Climate Justice, Students Organising for Sustainability UK

Simmone Ahiaku, Climate Justice Campaigner, Writer and Educator

Tamara Ullyart, Young Climate Activist and Speaker

17:30

19:00

19:30

19:30

01:00

FREE TIME

DRINKS RECEPTION

GREEN GOWN AWARDS CEREMONY

INFORMAL CONFERENCE DINNER

GREEN GOWN AWARDS CLOSE

9TH NOVEMBER

09:30

Welcome to Day 2

Professor Zoe Robinson, Professor of Sustainability in Higher Education and University Director of the Institute for Sustainable Futures, Keele University

09:35

Plenary - Civic Institutions and Partnerships

Higher and Further Education needs to look more widely than its internal function and also embrace its geographic roles, influence and responsibilities as an agent to drive positive societal change.

Panel:

Luke Rake, Principal and CEO, Kingston Maurwood College

Dr Catherine Hack, Principal Adviser, (Learning and Teaching), Advance HE

Natalie Day, Head of Strategy and Policy Insight, Sheffield Hallam University

Emily Morrison, Head, Institute for Community Studies

Jason Clarke, Head of Energy and Environment, UPP

10:15

REFRESHMENT BREAK

10:45

Conversations 

Smaller groups will give you more discussion time, to learn from one another and discuss next steps in some of the key areas in the following categories:

Offsetting & Land for Carbon & The Carbon Coalition

Conversations on climate and carbon: a university and manufacturer perspective on the road to net zero

Developing a Strategic Approach to Building Sustainable Civic Partnerships

Environmental Sustainability of Research and Innovation Practice 

Embedding ESD – Policy and Influence

12:00

LUNCH AND NETWORKING

13:10

Conversations 

Smaller groups will give you more discussion time, to learn from one another and discuss next steps in some of the key areas in the following categories:

​​The Scope 3 Headache

Your Carbon Literacy train(ing) journey: Next stop, get your leaders onboard!

"Green careers will not be niche": are our students ready? 

Challenges and Tools for Positivity, Passion and Purpose

14:25

Closing Plenary – Taking Action

We want to ensure we send you back into your institutions feeling passionate and motivated.  The task ahead of us is significant, but we hope that our closing address will leave you feeling refreshed and energised for the journey ahead. Given all we’ve worked on throughout the conference how do we take all that learning, and work together?  Our closing plenary looks to bring all the strands of the conference together, teaching, communication, cooperation, community, anxiety, emissions reporting, behaviour change to name a few. What better way to  tie this all together than a discussion around transdisciplinary action for Climate Change and Social reforms.  We want to close by inspiring you to be active participants in the Climate Agenda looking at a holistic approach to Climate Action.


 

Panel:

Dr Jennifer O’Brien, Academic Lead for Sustainability Teaching and Learning, Honorary Fellow of the Manchester Institute of Teaching and Learning,  University of Manchester

Mandekh Hussein, Programme Director at BASc Global Challenges, Division of Trans-disciplinary Studies in Global Change, Brunel University

15:10

CLOSING REMARKS AND PRIZEGIVING

Professor Zoe Robinson, Director of Education for Sustainability, Keele University

15:30

CONFERENCE CLOSE