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The International Universities Climate Alliance’s Global Student Forum and Student Challenge

#ClimateTalks Global Student Forum

The International Universities Climate Alliance is hosting a Global Student Forum on ‘Transforming Our Work alongside Earth Day on 22 April. The forum invites students, researchers, and educators from around the world to share research and engage in live workshops designed to uncover what students want for their future careers and how we can make this happen. The program is designed to consider how climate literacy can be improved across diverse career paths and provide students international networking opportunities.

The virtual event will be a mix of live and recorded sessions spaced over an extended period during 22 April to accommodate diverse time zones. Registration to the event is free and all are welcome to attend the talks. Workshops will also be free but will have limited capacity to ensure sufficient opportunities for all attendees to interact effectively.

Click here for the full programme and registration details.

UNSW Sydney is currently the host of the secretariat for the International Universities Climate Alliance (IUCA) which provides a central hub for universities to share the latest climate research with the public. The International Universities Climate Alliance, is an innovative initiative established in 2020 by UNSW Sydney in partnership with over 50 world class climate research universities.

#ClimateTalks Student Challenge

Alongside the Student Forum, IUCA is hosting a #ClimateTalks2022 Student Challenge. To participate in the student challenge, students should submit a two-minute video describing how a workplace relating to their studies is being impacted, transformed, or undergoing an organisational culture shift because of climate change. The successful entry will have the opportunity to complete a two-week paid virtual internship with the International Universities Climate Alliance during COP27. The successful student will join the IUCA team to help co-ordinate their students and world class students’ activities and social media campaigns during the UNFCCC activities virtually.

A shortlist of video submissions will be published on the IUCA website and the winner will be announced during the Student Forum opening keynote on 22 April 2022.

Click here for more information and application details.