The green new deal (GND) brings together policy set by both UCU and NUS within a negotiating and bargaining framework.
Demands include that institutions declare a climate emergency, agree concrete time limited action plans on embedding meaningful environmental policies, climate proof their curriculums, sign up to ethical investment and banking strategies, review food and land use, travel policies and carbon and energy management commitments.
A crucial element of UCU’s climate change policy has been building alliances with student organisations and their campaigns. The ‘green new deal for colleges and universities’ which we have developed together will see our members and our students coordinating with each other to seek urgent and meaningful changes from our institutions.
We have every confidence that UCU representatives and members, working collaboratively and building solidarities with students, can make a significant contribution towards tackling the climate emergency.
Watch the UCU Green Deal Launch here for more info