The UAntwerp Climate Team is a collective of students and staff that will build a climate action plan for the University of Antwerp by October 2019. This makes sure we can start taking action immediately while also making a long term roadmap to become climate neutral as soon as possible.
Why do we want a climate action plan?
The climate science is clear: if we want to keep global warming below 1,5°C, global greenhouse gas emissions should be negative by 2050.
This means that Western countries, such as Belgium, should aim at more than halving carbon emissions by 2030-2035 after which it should soon decarbonize completely. In this logic, the University of Antwerp, who wants to be an innovative and forward thinking knowledge and learning space in society, should thus have the ambition to be a forerunner, and become climate neutral way before.
Because we need everyone’s talents and ideas for this incredible challenge, you are invited to join the 250 people that are already in!