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Kingston University join global climate change effort after COP28 conference

By Dec 16, 2023

Kingston University has shown its involvement in the climate change initiative following the COP28 conference.

The University has installed climate stripes on the Town House building steps in Penrhyn Road campus to bring awareness to rising global temperatures.

Dr Tânia Dias Fonseca, strategic academic lead for sustainability at KU, said: “Developing a COP28 themed campaign demonstrates Kingston University’s commitment to mitigating climate change impacts and putting sustainability at the heart of our teaching, research and partnerships alongside our estate and operations.”

KU held a series of events from December 4 – 12, to involve students with the movement and allow them to be a part of the University’s initiative.

These events included a climate action selfie booth, interactive games, a student poster exhibition and a short films screening of environmental poems .

Dr Fonseca said: “The activities and events aim to ensure all students can learn about climate change and is an opportunity to share the work we are undergoing at the University to reduce our own impact.

“By showcasing student work through initiatives like the Climate change and Us poster exhibition, selfie booth, and environmental poems we hope to raise awareness among the University’s community, through the lenses of our diverse student body’s language and experiences.”

Dr Fonseca said that the University aims to reach carbon neutrality by 2038/39, giving it a timeline for its sustainability plan.

“The University has set an ambitious net zero carbon target and will need all of our students and staff to play their part in reducing their carbon emissions to help us achieve this target.” She said.

If you would like to get involved with future sustainability at Kingston University then you can get in contact with Dr Fonseca via email: T.Fonseca@kingston.ac.uk.

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