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GCCW events around the world

October 14, 2016

It’s been great to hear about some of the many GCCW events taking place around the world, such as a webinar on adaptation at Cape Town University (South Africa), a series of blogs at University College London (UK), a street fair at McDaniel College (USA), an Environmental Law Moot at Macquarie University (Australia), and other events at many other universities including Willamette (USA), Swinburne (Australia), Nebraska (USA), Monash (Australia), Calgary (Canada), and Zanjan (Iran).

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GCCW is starting!

October 10, 2016

Once more, don’t forget to:

  • Tag us in your tweets about your events so that we can help you spread the word (@GCCWeek)
  • Tag us in your photos so that we can see them and help share them
  • Keep encouraging those taking part to register
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GCCW’s Open Letter for 2016

September 26, 2016

Global Climate Change Week has published its Open Letter for 2016 (on Implementing and Strengthening the Paris Agreement on Climate Change). This one can be signed by anyone (not only academics like last year’s) so please sign it if you agree with it and promote it through your networks.

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Getting ready for GCCW 2016

September 7, 2016

It’s been great to hear about some of the activities planned for GCCW 2016! Here are some suggestions to help organise and publicise your activities:

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GCCW 2016 Activities

August 13, 2016

Thanks to everyone who has registered for Global Climate Change Week (GCCW) 2016. We’re up to 152 registrations now, from 43 countries. Wondering what you might do during GCCW 2016 (Oct 10-16)? If there are events other people are planning on your campus or nearby, you can take part simply by attending those. Or you

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GCCW 2016: Bigger and Better

June 8, 2016

Thanks again to everyone for making the first Global Climate Change Week (GCCW) such a success! Registration is now open for GCCW 2016 (Oct 10-16), which promises to be even bigger and better than GCCW 2015. The most important innovation is that we will focus on whole academic communities rather than just academics. We take academic

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Report on Global Climate Change Week 2015

December 10, 2015

301 academics from 51 countries and a huge range of disciplines registered for the first Global Climate Change Week (GCCW) in October 2015. 92 activities were registered on the GCCW map and many other GCCW activities also took place (for some examples see here and here). GCCW was featured in an article in the journal

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It’s all over – well, not quite

October 25, 2015

Thanks to everyone for making the first Global Climate Change Week such a success! From a standing start in May this year we got 289 registrations from academics in around 40 countries, and countless great activities took place. We plan to build on this foundation to develop an even bigger and better Global Climate Change Week next year.

In the meantime we will keep accepting signatories for our Open Letter until the end of November. Nearly 1100 academics have signed the letter now and translations into French and Spanish are available on our website, so if you have networks that speak those languages please promote the letter there. Other translations are forthcoming.

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More events and a thunderclap

October 22, 2015

You are all doing excellent work this week with the events that you are running! There are only a couple of days to go, so keep up your efforts and continue to send photos and updates our way!

Recent events include Fossil Fools (A Night of Sustainable Laughter) at Sydney University, divestment discussions at the University of East Anglia and the University of New South Wales, a panel discussion on climate change at the University of Alberta, and a climate change video contest at Arizona State University.

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GCCW has begun!

October 19, 2015

Once more, don’t forget to:

  • Tag us in your tweets about your events so that we can help you spread the word (@GCCW15)
  • Post details of events you’re planning on our Facebook wall or inbox them to us at https://www.facebook.com/globalclimatechangeweek
  • Tag us in your photos so that we can see them and help share them
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GCCW events around the world

October 18, 2015

It’s been great to hear about some of the many GCCW events taking place around the world. Some universities have organised panels on climate change, such as the University of California Berkeley, Westfield State University, and American University Washington. Some have organised special seminars (such as a seminar series at Murdoch University (Australia)) or lectures (such as a lecture series at the University of Bath (UK)). There’s a Book Launch, ‘Global Energy, Global Climate’, at University . . .

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Moving towards 1000 signatories

October 15, 2015

Many thanks to everyone who has signed GCCW’s Open Letter and helped promote it. The letter has now been signed by nearly 900 academics, including luminaries such as Noam Chomsky, Michael E. Mann, Peter Singer, and Bill McKibben. Let’s try to reach 1000 during GCCW next week!

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Only 11 days to go!

October 8, 2015

Don’t forget to:

  • Tag us in your tweets regarding your events so that we can help you spread the word (@GCCW15)
  • Post details of events you’re planning on our Facebook wall or inbox them to us at https://www.facebook.com/globalclimatechangeweek
  • On the day tag us in your photos so that we can see those and help share them too
  • Encourage your local academics to sign the Open Letter from Academics to World Leaders ahead of the Paris Climate Conference in December
  • Publicise the People’s Climate March on 29 November
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Open Letter: more than 200 signatories in first 48 hours!

September 29, 2015

More than 200 academics have signed GCCW’s Open Letter in the first 48 hours since its launch!  Please keep promoting it through your networks. We would like to translate the letter into some languages other than English, so if you’re able and willing to do such a translation please let us know (at contact@globalclimatechangeweek.com).

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Open Letter

September 27, 2015

Global Climate Change Week has just launched an Open Letter from Academics to World Leaders ahead of the Paris Climate Conference in December. Please sign the letter if you agree with it and promote it through your networks.

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GCCW activities

September 17, 2015

There are many exciting activities being planned for Global Climate Change Week all over the world. If you have already registered your interest and are now planning an activity that you haven’t registered yet, please do so using the Change supporter/activity details form. If it is an unusual activity, or one you think others might be interested in, please email us (at contact@globalclimatechangeweek.com) with a more detailed description. We plan to put some descriptions of this sort on the GCCW website.

You may also want to consider setting up a facebook page to share information about your local events (as some of us at the University of Wollongong have started to do here).

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Linking up

September 10, 2015

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

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GCCW Q&A 2

September 4, 2015

Today we’re publishing our second batch of interviews with GCCW participants. Q&A with Dr Alexandra Cook, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong Q1: Why will you be taking part in GCCW? Dr Alexandra Cook: Because I consider global climate change to be the foremost environmental problem facing humanity–a game-changer that we

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GCCW featured in Nature Climate Change

August 22, 2015

GCCW has been featured in a new article in Nature Climate Change. You can read the full article here.
The article features interviews with GCCW Coordinating Committee members Dr Keith Horton and Dr Helen McGregor. It also discusses why GCCW is an important initiative and some of the great activities that are being organised by GCCW participants. Make sure to take a look.

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GCCW Q&A

August 15, 2015

We have been interviewing GCCW participants to gain more insight into why academics all around the world are getting involved in GCCW and what they are planning to do. Here is the first batch of these interviews. Q&A with Dr William Burns, Co-Executive Director, Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, a Scholarly Initiative of the School

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GCCW Videos

July 31, 2015

GCCW has produced its first videos, featuring interviews with Coordinating Committee members Keith Horton, Helen McGregor and George Takacs. You can find all three videos both on our site and on our YouTube channel. If you like the videos, please share them around to help us spread the word about GCCW. If you are able to make similar videos about why you have decided to get involved with GCCW and what you hope to achieve by doing so, please send them to us and we will put them on our website and YouTube channel.

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GCCW hits 100 registrations

July 21, 2015

Global Climate Change Week reached 100 registrations today (the 21st of July)! We now have people involved in GCCW in 24 countries across six continents. Make sure to have a look at the map to see some of the exciting activities that GCCW participants have planned.

Thank you to everyone who has registered so far for your support. Please help us spread the word so that GCCW can keep growing.

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Request for educational resources

June 16, 2015

Do you have (or know of) any educational resources that may be useful for Global Climate Change Week? One of our aims at GCCW is to encourage more academics from more disciplines to include climate change in their teaching, especially during GCCW. To help them along, we would like to provide links to educational resources (curricula,

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New Advisory Council members

June 10, 2015

GCCW would like to welcome its two newest advisory council members: Katharine Hayhoe and Gavin Schmidt. We are very excited to have them on board.

Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist and the director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University. Her website contains videos, interviews and a variety of other great information.

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Almost ready to launch

May 18, 2015

Global Climate Change Week will be officially launched on Tuesday May 26th. Please have a look round our new website (courtesy of the design consultancy biote). One of its features is a map that will show which academics around the world are taking part and (probably a bit later) what they are planning to do.

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