LJMU has today declared a climate emergency. Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Campbell, made the announcement saying:
“The university wishes to build upon the work it has done in recent years, including ensuring that all of our electricity supply comes from renewable sources, setting ambitious carbon management targets, introducing electric vehicles into the university and helping our local communities and charities such as the Whitechapel Centre with food and IT equipment recycling. We have also just launched the UK’s only degree in climate change studies.
The step we take today demonstrates how seriously we see the issues facing our planet and the key role that institutions like ours can play in helping to address them. This is a time for leadership and to stand up and be counted.
We know how important this issue is to our students, staff and our communities. We are deeply committed to playing our part at this critical time.
Over the coming months, we will publish our detailed plans that follow today’s announcement, working alongside our student body, through JMSU.
The university is proud of the work that JMSU is doing to raise issues of sustainability and climate change and the leadership that so many of our students are showing in this important area of public debate and policy.
We are proud to be working with JMSU on a number of initiatives, including piloting the use of Ecosia as an environmentally-friendly search engine this week.”