GCCW’s immediate objective is to encourage more academics to engage with their students and communities on climate change. In many cases, doing so will be most successful if you link up with other groups with related aims. So here’s a brief list of some of the types of groups you may want to consider linking up with.
- International climate change NGOs (non-governmental organisations) such as 350.org, the Global Call for Climate Action, the Citizens Climate Lobby, and the Climate Reality Project
- Other international NGOs who do work on climate change such as Avaaz, Greenpeace, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, and Friends of the Earth
- Local and national community groups focusing on climate change, or on the environment more generally, or on more specific issues that connect with climate change such as pollution, fossil fuel extraction, land clearing, and over-consumption
- Student groups such as campus environmental collectives and student chapters of environmental, humanitarian, and human rights NGOs
- Higher education unions
- Organisations promoting sustainability in higher education such as the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) in the US, and the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) in Europe
It’s also a good idea to publicise relevant activities happening after GCCW and closer to the Paris climate talks, such as the People’s Climate March on 29 November.