The Climate Commission for UK Higher and Further Education

AoC is founding member of the Climate Commission and our short-term aim is to develop an action plan in response to the UK government’s stated climate emergency and draw together a strategic sector-wide approach to the Climate Framework on behalf of 410 institutions, 4.7m students, 540k staff and £43bn annual expenditure. Our work plan and priorities can be found here.

The Climate Commission is a partnership of AoC, EAUC, GuildHE and Universities UK with senior executive-level representatives from each organisation and student representatives forming the Commissioners. They provide direction and leadership to the Commission’s work, act as the visible face of the Commission and play a role in building engagement and consensus within the sectors involved.

Working with our partners we will work hard to inform and influence government regarding the Green Economy and post pandemic recovery and demonstrate the need for investment in colleges to support business and industry and the Green Skills needed.