The university finally published its climate plan in December 2021, setting out the pathway for it to reach its net zero target by 2030.
This will no doubt have many impacts for us as a community of workers at the university, and many of us feel strongly that the university has an obligation to set a positive example by fulfilling its climate commitments.
The UCU climate and ecological emergency working group is inviting all members of this UCU branch to read the climate plan, and share with us your views and comments on it. We are particularly interested to know if you think it is an adequate response to the emergencies we face, and whether you feel you have had sufficient opportunity to feed into its development.
We welcome your responses, ideally by 31st January, on this form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=qO3qvR3IzkWGPlIypTW3y66ISLtywFNJpkRV7meqRadUQUtCSU1HMk5ST1VESUgyTlhRWTdKQkU4Ty4u
Your feedback will help our working group understand the most important issues for us to be focusing on, and help start a discussion about this significant change to University policy.
Beyond this, we are aiming to hold an open meeting alongside our sister trade unions Unison and Unite in late February, so that we can discuss these issues in greater detail. Full details to follow.
We feel it is important that we as workers get to influence policy at the University, especially on an issue as threatening as this one. So please join us to make our voices heard.
This post is from an email to UCU members from the UCU University of Leeds branch climate and ecological emergency working group, sent on 14 January 2022. If you’d like to join the group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org – you would be very welcome
This page was last updated on 15 January 2022