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Climate action toolkit for the higher education sector

Longhurst, Jim; Gough, Georgina; Donnelly, Chris; Harris, Vicki; Roberts, Paul; Norris, Kirsti


Georgina Gough
Associate Professor in Education for Sustainable Development

Chris Donnelly

Vicki Harris

Paul Roberts

Kirsti Norris


The HE Climate Action Toolkit, produced by the Climate Commission for UK Higher and Further Education, identifies critical elements to climate action across 5 themes: leadership, teaching, research, community engagement and campus management. These elements support institutions to reach net-zero targets, prepare students and staff with skills and attributes for a changing world, protect biodiversity and work
toward climate justice.
The purpose of the Toolkit is not to act as a roadmap or definitive list of actions for your institution, but rather to support your institution in developing your journey to advance sustainability and to signpost resources and examples of best practice.


Longhurst, J., Gough, G., Donnelly, C., Harris, V., Roberts, P., & Norris, K. (2021). Climate action toolkit for the higher education sector. Online: Climate Commission for Higher and Further Education

Report Type Technical Report
Online Publication Date Feb 4, 2021
Publication Date Apr 4, 2021
Deposit Date Apr 11, 2021
Keywords Climate Action, Climate Emergency, Universities
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Additional Information The work of the Climate Commissioned can be viewed at