How universities can support the climate crisis: Editorials


Two recent editorials in The Conversation discuss the ways in which postsecondary institutions can support efforts to tackle climate change. An article by Russell Tytler (Deakin University) and Peter Freebody (University of Wollongong) emphasizes the importance of “turbo charging” teacher education at postsecondary institutions. The authors assert that teachers’ knowledge of the climate change crisis should be enhanced so that they can better engage students in solutions. An article by Arinola Adefila (Staffordshire University) argues that collaboration between researchers, universities, governments, and activists is imperative to tackle the climate crisis. Adefila concludes that universities especially have technological, practical, and social advantages that could be leveraged to provide an anchor for climate collaboration.

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