A day of Celebration and Challenge, Learning and Scaling.

Powerful Global Climate Collaboration and Action -  in partnership with UNEP


A virtual global collaboration bringing together the world’s leading university and college students, academics, visionaries and professionals to put learning institutions at the heart of addressing the Climate and Ecological Emergency.


The climate crisis is global, the Covid-19 pandemic is global – a global response focussed on a green and just recovery and climate action is now critical! This can only happen with the thought-leadership, passion and commitment of students and sustainability leaders.




  • Unite staff and students for global climate action

  • Connect leading institutions from the north and global south

  • Challenge today's education to ensure it is fit for today

  • Scale COP26 university, college and student plans and action

  • Celebrate and share world-leading progress from the Race to Zero for Universities & Colleges campaign, The SDG Accord and International Green Gown Awards in partnership with UNEP


The world's universities and colleges have much to say at COP26. This event connects institutions and highlights the global education sector’s best practice to ensure our collective message is heard at COP26 and the COP26 legacy is what we need it to be.


Who should attend:

  • Signatories of the SDG Accord

  • Signatories of the Race to Zero for Universities and Colleges campaign

  • Present, past and future winners and finalists of the International Green Gown Awards

  • Leading institutions who want to get involved in UNEP & EAUC-led initiatives in taking climate action now

What you will gain in attending:

  • Collaborate, lead and scale addressing the climate emergency with new research, learning and practical solutions  

  • Understand how to engage with and empower students and the wider society

  • Inspiration from other leaders to ensure education is at the heart of leading climate action