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THE Climate Impact Forum: How Can Universities Accelerate the Global Transition to Net Zero?

October 28, 2021 | 8:00AM GMT // 3:00 AM CT

EPIC-N leaders will present at the Times Higher Education (THE) Climate Impact Forum on October 28, 2021. Leaders will demonstrate the EPIC Model of large-scale, university-community partnerships that connects the creativity, expertise and interdisciplinary capacity of universities with local governments to address climate change. This interactive session will provide an overview of the model, showcase representative examples of almost 2,000 EPIC Model projects linked to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and highlight the multiple benefits of this interdisciplinary collaboration for students, academics, universities and communities.

The forum will convene a new discussion with government ministers, education leaders, industry investors and leading youth voices to identify, share, challenge and inspire the higher education sector to take a more significant role in accelerating the socio-economic transformation required to achieve net zero.

The THE Climate Impact Forum aims to produce clear and credible opportunities for universities to position themselves to have a greater impact through their teaching, research and public engagement, that will meet the demands of young people from across the world and the policy commitments of government leaders.

New research will be launched at the forum that will reveal the key expectations of the global student community and their proposals for institutional change.

A series of workshops and presentations from leaders across higher education, industry and government will focus on how institutions can take action to respond and achieve the potential change that is required.

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