Climate Action Week! (23-27 September)

Climate Action Week! (23-27 September)

Climate Action Week (23-27 September)

We declare the week of September 23 to be Climate Action Week. It is no coincidence that this week coincides with the opening of the academic year.

As everyone is returning to work, we call on all staff and students to stand up for a climate-neutral university. During the week, various open workshops are organized on the campuses, each tackling important climate domains for the university (including energy, waste, and divestment).

In the workshops, you will get acquainted with the dilemmas of reducing UAntwerp’s climate impact and brainstorm suggested solutions with us: from thinking about waste collection to brainstorming a new policy for sustainable travel. Everyone is welcome to join.

  Time Activity Location
Monday 12:00 - 14:00

Plenary lunch meeting. Register by e-mailing

CST M.104
Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00  Open working group Divestment CST M.107
Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00 Circle conversation for students "Klimaat en ik" (in Dutch)  Register at CST M.105
Wednesday   Global Climate Science Day - Register to join at  
Friday 10:00 - 12:00 Open working group Waste CMI G.005
Friday 14:00 - 16:00 Circle conversation for staff  "Klimaat en ik" (in Dutch)  Register at CDE R.009

Many more activities are planned. The website will be updated daily with new events as they are confirmed

Join the UAntwerp Climate Team

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!


Mariam Al-Bouawad