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Climate Commission adds student representatives

25th February 2020

The Climate Commissioners had a planning meeting on 11 February. Along with the Institutional Commissioners, Student Commissioners were welcomed to the group. Each partner organisation as a Student Commissioner as well as an Institutional Commissioner. This is to ensure that the student voice is at the heart of the Climate Commission. The Student Commissioners are: Amy Brazier & Joshua Setford, Students, Portsmouth College, AoC representatives Manveer Gill, Undergraduate, University of Warwick & EAUC representative Florence Barrett, Undergraduate, Plymouth Marjon University, GuildHE representative Marta Crispo, PhD Researcher, Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, University of Sheffield, UUK representative Manveer said: “The Climate Commission has the potential to spark a collaborative sector-wide response to the climate emergency. By including students at every step, the Commission can create a strategy that unites all major stakeholders in our efforts to mitigate climate change.” The Commissioners discussed the 5 priorities in further detail in preparation for the virtual evidence gathering events. All events can be booked onto here. Climate Commission Activities Climate Commissioners Judith Petts and Manveer Gill attended the recent launch of the UN Climate Change Summit (COP26) that the UK are hosting in Glasgow in November. Iain Patton and Chris Hale, Climate Commission Steering Group, presented to Universities UK staff to ensure they are all familiar with the work of the Climate Commission EAUC Trustee, Eunice Simmons, was a keynote speaker at Advance HE conference and highlighted the work of the Climate Commission Climate Commissioner, Joy Carter, is speaking at the Higher Education Sustainability Forum on 24th March.