We would like the University of Nottingham to show leadership in this matter and pledge to become carbon neutral by 2028. By signing this petition you are showing that students and staff support the pledge for becoming carbon neutral and that you want the University of Nottingham to join in the fight against climate change.
Why is this important?
Climate change is the most urgent issue of our generation and those to come. The IPCC warns that we must limiting warming levels to 1.5C if we are to avoid catastrophic impacts from climate change. These impacts include more severe and frequent droughts, heat waves, coastal flooding and disease. Although impacts in the UK will be severe, this is an ethical issue as effects are being disproportionately felt by poorer countries.
To avoid disastrous levels of warming, action has to be taken immediately at all levels of society. The City of Nottingham has a target of going carbon neutral by 2028, as well as many other universities.