Article by Catherine Morris, Environmental Adviser
As the world prepares for COP26, next month’s UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, the University is publishing its ambitious strategy for climate and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), setting out our role in addressing these global challenges.
Focused around our key strategic objectives of climate, campus and the curriculum, the strategy provides a framework for us to embed sustainability across all that we do from our operations to our partnerships and our research & innovation.
To find out more and learn how we will be implementing this strategy over the coming years, staff are invited to join this webchat on Tuesday 26 October, 12.00 – 13.00. Introduced by Professor Richard Reece, EG lead for Sustainability, the webchat will begin with an introduction to the new strategy by Dr Catherine Morris, Environmental Adviser. She will present the strategic objectives and how they will be implemented through four major delivery streams.
There will then be a panel discussion and Q&A, chaired by Dr Anthony Manning, Dean for Internationalisation, on the future of Sustainability at Kent and how the strategy will be implemented across the University. The panel will feature staff and student representation from across Kent including; Eske Eilts, a final-year Environmental Social Science student; Dr Sideeq Mohammed, Associate Dean of Education & UG Student Experience for KBS; and Trevor Pereira, Director of Commercial and Facilities Management. Panelists will be asked to describe how the strategy aligns with their area of work and opportunities for the University.
We will finish the event by announcing a range of exciting follow-up activities and events to celebrate the progress divisions and departments are making to implementing the strategy, including a poster series, showcase event and KMTV film.
The session will take place on teams. Please sign-up to this event by filling out this form.