Education for Climate Neutrality and Sustainability

Higher Education’s greatest contribution to combating climate disruption is to reorient its curriculum to formally prepare students and thus society with the knowledge and skills necessary to address the critical, systemic challenges faced by the world in this new century. By providing this knowledge, higher education will better serve its students, institutions, and local communities, thereby meeting its social mandate to contribute to a thriving, ethical, and civil society.

Signatories to the ACUPCC have committed to take “actions to make climate neutrality and sustainability a part of the curriculum and other educational experiences for all students.” Education for Climate Neutrality and Sustainability is intended to give high-level guidance to college and university decision-makers and key staff to clarify the intent of this element of the Commitment, and to provide some resources for signatories to create strategies for fulfilling this commitment

This document is designed to identify some of the best practices across higher education and to provide resources to assist signatories in creating their own strategies. The intended audience is higher education leaders, including presidents, provosts, deans, faculty, ACUPCC Implementation Liaisons and others that are working on the implementation of the ACUPCC.


Price: Please select your institution type from the drop down menu below to download this publication. Free for all ACUPCC Signatory Schools and Sponsors, $10 for other institutions. Non-ACUPCC institutions please note: on the PayPal confirmation page, you will be provided a link to download the publication.

Prompt and decisive action to stop climate change is nothing less than the Great Work of our time.
—David W. Orr, Sears Professor, Oberlin College
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