Concordia to launch UNIVER/CITY 2030 initiative


Concordia University has announced the launch of the UNIVER/CITY 2030 initiative to help Montréal reach its ambitious climate goals. The initiative is intended to mobilize Montréal’s universities to achieve the municipality’s goals in socioecological transitions, such as reducing carbon emissions and mitigating climate change. The three components of UNIVER/CITY 2030 are the Climate Colab, which is mapping climate-related research capacity and building a shared research and development agenda; the Data Studio, which is exploring data-related tools and methods for the advancement of climate action; and the City School, which is focused on hands-on learning experiences for students, citizens, and professionals. UNIVER/CITY 2030 is supported by a $1M, five-year grant from the McConnell Foundation.