As the window to mitigate the impacts of climate change closes, Faculty of Education’s Professor Blane Harvey shares his thoughts on the University’s power to create transitions and transformations.
To keep the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C within reach, he says, society will “need these two things: system transitions and transformation,” and these cannot happen without a transdisciplinary approach that draws on all facets of our communities. In its Working Group II report, Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, published in February 2022, the IPCC stressed the need to not rely on nature alone as the only fix to the climate crisis. To increase climate resiliency, it says, our daily habits and practices need to change, and that involves rethinking training and education.
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