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Climate Action - Partnerships

How we're working with schools, the local community, and other organisations to address the climate crisis.

As an anchor institution in our community the University has an opportunity to develop meaningful collaborative partnerships which help to address the Climate Emergency.

We work with institutions across the HE Sector, nationally and internationally but also form more local place-based relationships with WECA and BANES.

Moving forward we continue to facilitate discussion on the common challenges to transitioning to the net zero carbon economy and looking for opportunities where we can bring our expertise, research, and experience as an organisation to support our partners and region in this journey

COP26 in Glasgow

Across the University, our experts engaged with this global climate conference, providing expert input, commentary and joining the debate to encourage the negotiators to deliver an ambitious agreement that was commensurate with the climate crisis.

Colleagues from the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) were part of the leadership team for Climate Exp0, an open online event, bringing together global policymakers, academics, practitioners, students and members of the public to collaborate, share and debate climate change policy.

They also partnered in the production of the ActNow Film, which was featured in the Green Zone at COP26. In the film young people from across the world share their lived experiences of climate change, and, in their own words, explain why stopping climate change is important to them - the future generation.

A young person holding up an 'Act Now' sign

Our Shared Future

Working in partnership with Bath and North East Somerset Council (B&NES) and other key local organisations including the NHS and voluntary sector, University of Bath researchers have successfully applied for funding enabling three important projects to get underway under the Our Shared Future programme.

Addressing B&NES’ Climate Emergency declaration, Dr Victoria Stephenson, from the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, is working with partners to investigate reducing energy usage in buildings across the region.

Professor Ian White speaking at an Our Shared Future event