On April 7, CC-RAI hosted the inaugural meetings of the ’Climate Change Literacy’ and ‘Strengthening Interdisciplinary Collaboration’ working groups. Recognizing the challenges and opportunities for advancing a discussion around these issues it was great to see so many people around the table from across faculties and disciplines. There were representatives from the Faculty of Science and Engineering (Atmospheric Sciences and Chemistry), the Faculty of Environmental Studies, the Departments of Geography, Mathematics and Statistics, LAMPS, the School of Information Technology and the School of Administrative Studies. We would also like to thank members from Learning for Sustainable Futures (LSF) and IRIS for attending the meeting.
Acting on the recommendation of the report, Climate is No Small Talk: Climate Change Research at York and Beyond, the ensuing discussion provided an opportunity for faculty and students to share their ideas as to how best to spend the funding allocated to the two working groups.
The ‘brain stretching’ exercise generated a number of interesting and innovative ideas on a range of ‘actionable’ projects to engage faculty, students, and the public at large.
The working groups will be meeting again soon to further define their respective projects. If you are still interested in taking part in the working groups please contact CC-RAI.