The goal of the Working Group on Climate Change is to lead the universities' commitment in the fight against climate change through the sharing of information, materials and methods aimed at defining common parameters, knowledge, skills and good practices. The activities support the realisation of inventories of CO2 emissions of universities, the promotion of mitigation and adaptation plans, the support for the assumption of formal commitments to contain emissions promoting communication and training on this issue.
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The sub-working groups active in the Resources and Waste WG are:
- Sustainability of the water cycle and climate change - coordinate by prof. Francesco Cioffi - Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
- Information systems for data collection and emissions calculations in use at the universities of the Climate Change WG - coordinate by prof. Simona Castaldi - Università degli Studi della Campania - Luigi Vanvitelli
OK!CLIMA Project - The climate can be touched with your own hands
Description: free training course aimed at researchers and technicians working in the environmental field and science communicators
Organising Climate Action
Deadline: May 15, 2023
Description: Opportunities for students to gain knowledge on the subject of emancipation in an international and interdisciplinary exchange and research environment
Mapping on greenhouse gas emission inventories and reduction plans | 2nd Edition 2022
Survey aimed at defining the current state of the art in RUS universities regarding the preparation of greenhouse gas emission inventories, emission mitigation plans and adaptation plans. The survey also aims to define the extent and mode of management of university green space and the estimation of its contribution in climate change adaptation and mitigation
The carbon market and the role of offsets in climate change action
On Thursday, 10 March 2022 it was held the online seminar on Zoom platform organized by GdL Climate Change
WHY SO LATE? WHY SO SLOW? Psycho-social aspects in the delay to the fight against climate change, from daily behaviors to collective actions
It was held Thursday, June 17 the Workshop of the GdL Climate Change entitled "Why so late? Why So Slow?"
Impact of Covid-19 on Italian universities' emissions toward Zero Emissions
The WG Climate Change Workshop entitled "Impact of Covid-19 on Italian Universities' Emissions Toward Zero Emissions" was held on Tuesday, June 22.
Documents of WG
Baglione - Estimating co2 emissions from staff missions: methodological aspects, results, and uncertainties
Carlesso, Gonano, Pizzol, Semenzin - The emission inventory as an engagement tool: limits and potentialities in the calculation of indirect emissions in the case study of Università Ca' Foscari Venezia
Caserini - A database for the estimation of co2 emissions integrated with the information systems of the university
Di Carlo, Aruffo - Regional climate adaptation guidelines to support university adaptation plans
JRC – The European Commission’s science and knowledge service
Magatti - The contribution of home-university mobility to ongoing climate change
Maggi, Magatti - The Carbon Management project of the Università di Milano-Bicocca: methodological aspects and criticalities
Manzardo, Mazzari - Integration between RUS approach and new ISO 14064-1:2018: methodological and operational aspects in the case of Università di Padova
Perotto – The Network of Universities for Sustainable Development RUS
Venditti - Greenhouse gas emission inventories in Italian universities
2022 - Università degli Studi di Torino - Lessico e nuvole: le parole del cambiamento climatico. A Scuola!
2022 - EuCliPa Italia - Guida #NudgeForClimate
2020 - Università degli Studi di Torino - Lessico e nuvole: le parole del cambiamento climatico
2020 - Connect4Climate - #Youth4ClimateLive Educational Toolkit
2019 - Ingegneria dell’Ambiente (IDA) V.6 N.1 - Fattori di emissione di CO2 per consumi energetici e trasporti per gli inventari di gas serra degli atenei italiani
Agenda 17, Le Università sostenibili si mobilitano per contrastare il cambiamento climatico, April 28, 2021
Canale Energia, Dalla ricerca il giusto alleato nella lotta ai cambiamenti climatici, interview of Prof. Stefano Caserini, Dicember 23, 2019
Chieti Today, Università d'Annunzio, organizzato un convegno sui cambiamenti climatici, November 21, 2019 - Video