Journal article

Climate adaptation planning in the higher education sector

Niina Kautto, Alexei Trundle, Darryn McEvoy

International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education | EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2018


Purpose: There is a growing interest in climate change action in the higher education sector. Higher education institutions (HEIs) play an important role as property owners, employers, education and research hubs as well as leaders of societal transformations. The purpose of this paper was therefore to benchmark how universities globally are addressing climate risks. Design/methodology/approach: An international survey was conducted to benchmark the sector’s organisational planning for climate change and to better understand how the higher education sector contributes to local-level climate adaptation planning processes. The international survey focused especially on the assessment of climat..

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