26 November 2019

At a time when the sector lacks a clear and agreed road-map to emissions neutrality, Brooksby Melton College are incredibly pleased to announce that Chief Executive and Principal Dawn Whitemore, is one of the Council members of the newly created Climate Commission for UK Higher and Further Education Leaders.

Developed as a partnership initiated by EAUC and joined by Association of Colleges, GuildHE and Universities UK, the Climate Commission will enable universities and colleges to work together in an unprecedented way to tackle the climate crisis. Students and the youth voice are paramount, and they will have this represented throughout the lifecycle of the Commission.

This year-long Climate Commission was launched on 13th November 2019 at Ravensbourne University London. Leaders and sustainability experts will bring their skills and experience together throughout the Commission and a final report will be presented at COP26 in Glasgow in 2020.

Working with students, UK government, regulatory bodies and sector agencies, including UK Research & Innovation, Advance HE and student groups, Brooksby Melton College as part of the Commission’s Council will collaborate to ensure they reach the UK government’s target of reducing all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. They will also seek expert evidence from academics and researchers to consider how to use existing good practice and encourage greater collaboration such as Russell Group, Greener UK, UKRI, Aldersgate, UKSSD, UCU, Colleges Scotland, Colleges Wales etc.

In addition, government and regulatory bodies such as the Environmental Audit Committee, Committee on Climate Change, Defra, BEIS, Department for Education, DFID, Office for Students, HEFCW, Scottish Funding Council etc. will act as Observers.

Thank you to Alex Lambert, from Brooksby Melton College for submitting this news story. If you would like to share a news story from your organisation, we’d love to hear from you. Email us at media@skillsedugroup.co.uk