Global Climate Change Week

Taking action for our world with practical solutions

Climate change is an urgent and important issue that in years to come will have an irreversible impact on our society. At UOW, students and researchers are working to provide practical solutions to the many problems facing our planet, including warming sea temperatures, food security, and plastic pollution.

Global Climate Change Week began at the University of Wollongong in 2015, as an opportunity for researchers around the world to engage with their communities on climate change.

Since it began, spearheaded by a team of UOW academics, Global Climate Change Week has grown into an annual event that encourages people from all walks of life to work with each other, and with policy makers, to demand action on climate change.

Now in its fifth year, Global Climate Change Week, which runs from October 14-20, is held at universities around the world, from the United States to Germany, Canada to South Africa.

For Global Climate Change Week events in and around UOW, visit the Facebook page.

Above, UOW academics, from a range of disciplines that are affected by climate change, on the importance of meaningful action to mitigate the devastating impact of climate change on the planet.

Below, revisit some of The Stand's best stories on how climate change impacts your world.  

A healthy diet for a healthy planet

Professor Karen Charlton on how we can re-think the concept of a healthy diet, for our own sake and that of the planet.

The buck stops here

How UOW students are recycling the plastic waste generated by the MakerSpace into new 3D-printed objects.

The modern eco-warrior

Laura Wells, an alumna of UOW, is using her profile as a model, scientist, and activist to address the scourge of plastic pollution in our oceans.

Fuelling the fire

Fires that begin earlier in the season and are much more intense are the face of climate change, UOW ecologists warn.

On the front line of sea level rises

Globally, our seas are rising, but what do we stand to lose locally and what if our best defence is already in place?

Coral bleaching and the future of the Great Barrier Reef

UOW researchers are exploring what climate change and rising sea temperatures mean for the creatures who call the Great Barrier Reef home.

Turning the tide on plastic pollution

Global plastic pollution is reaching crisis level. This has severe implications for our oceans, our environment, our wildlife and our health, now and into the future.

Salt and the energy storage revolution

Can one of our most widely available natural resources - salt - be used to make batteries and help combat climate change? Listen now to our latest podcast.