Action to ensure a more sustainable future
Teaching and Learning Forum Lecture
Professor Zoe Robinson NTF PFHEA, Professor of Sustainability in Higher Education, Director of Education for Sustainability, Co-Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures, Keele University will give a lunchtime lecture and attend workshops/meetings on 12 February 2020 as part of One Planet Week.
Awareness of the need for urgent action to ensure a more sustainable future seems to have reached a tipping point, reflected in 2019 by organisations and nations declaring a ‘climate emergency’, and an ever increasing global focus on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Educational institutions are vital contributors and have particular responsibility towards this more sustainable future, through the skills and knowledge that their graduates put into practice, through their own strategies and operations, and through the role of research, knowledge transfer and business and community engagement.
This lecture will explore some of the synergies and contradictions between sustainability and other agendas in higher education, how universities have responded to the challenges of sustainability, and the responsibilities that both universities and us as educators and researchers have in contributing to a more sustainable future.