EAUC opens registration for 2020 annual conference in Bath

Attendees can learn about the work of the newly-established climate commission

Registration for the EAUC’s 24th annual conference has opened, in what will be a landmark year for the organisation.

As a founding partner of the new Climate Commission for UK Higher and Further Education Leaders, the EAUC is due to present a report to the UN Climate Change COP26 in Glasgow in November 2020. The report has been described by the climate organisation as a “huge opportunity to profile UK universities and colleges” on an international stage.

The conference is to be held at the University of Bath from 23 to 24 June 2020.

The EAUC – the alliance for sustainability leadership in education – will report on the progress of the commission and organisers have invited universities to submit session proposals and join the sustainability event.

The commission aims to create an action plan for universities to follow, as many set out on a path towards net-zero carbon emissions.

The commission will meet up to nine times this year and invites vice-chancellors to input their work into the group’s report. The commission is also inviting youth representation through its outreach with students’ unions and student activist networks.


The commissioners:

  • Steve Frampton, AoC President & AoC representative
  • Prof James Longhurst, assistant vice chancellor, University of the West of England & EAUC Trustee
  • Prof Joy Carter, vice-chancellor, University of Winchester & GuildHE representative
  • Prof Judith Petts, vice-chancellor, University of Plymouth & UUK representative

The steering group is made up of executive staff from the Commission partner organisation:

  • Ian Munro, Director, Association of Colleges
  • Iain Patton, CEO, EAUC
  • Alex Bols, Deputy Chief Executive, GuildHE
  • Christopher Hale, Director of Policy, Universities UK

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