Join the UAntwerp Climate Team
Since December 2019, our university has a Climate Action Plan with the ambitious goal to reach climate neutrality by 2030 and be completely fossil-free by 2050.
This Climate Action Plan was written in a bottom-up manner, with more than 200 students and staff members contributing and collaborating as the UAntwerp Climate Team. The climate plan aims to be in line with the Paris goals of less than 1.5°C of average global warming.
What is the Climate Team? The Climate Team is a group of students, researchers, professors and administrative staff who work in thematic working groups to devise solutions and take actions to reduce the university's carbon footprint.
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!