Heal Country Heal Climate by Josie Atkinson

Global Climate Change Week

"Heal Country, Heal Climate" // Artwork by artist, Indigenous Research Assistant and UOW Masters student Josie Atkinson. The design represents the diverse waterways and land of healthy 'Country' and the ancestral songlines of the First Nations Peoples of Australia.

Global Climate Change Week (GCCW) encourages Universities and their communities across all disciplines and countries to engage with each other, their communities, and policy makers on climate change action and solutions.

Planet- Positive Partnerships

  • Core events: Wednesday 12 – Tuesday 18 October 2022
  • Fringe events: 9th – 11th and 19th – 21st

Our theme this year is Planet-Positive Partnerships. In collaboration with local and international partners we will be hosting online seminars and discussions focussed on the impact of our changing climate with potential solutions and mitigation strategies. So far we are happy to be partnering with the following amazing organisations in our communities and welcome more opportunities.  Thank you to UOW Pulse, Healthy Cities Illawarra (HCI), Wollongong City Council, and Green Connect. 

We will have a suite of in-person activities targeted at supporting healthy and sustainable practices. 

GCCW is going to be a great week, filled with planet-positive aspirations and inspiring stories, knowledge sharing and ideas, and discussions on how partnerships can maximise actions to protect our planet. 


Held annually in October, Global Climate Change Week provides a week-long focus for voluntary activities aimed at raising awareness, inspiring behaviour change, and driving political transformation in relation to climate policy.

The first GCCW was held in October 2015. In 2014, a group of academics and students at the University of Wollongong (UOW) developed a committee and organised a workshop held on 4-5 December 2014. Twenty-two people participated, including academics from seven Australian universities and a number of activists. The workshop was a great success; many new ideas emerged, the vision and mission statements were drafted, and some of the committees running GCCW today were established, including the original coordinating committee. 

The University of Tasmania currently coordinates GCCW across the sector and has created resources and a website to facilitate activities across the globe.

Get involved by

  1. Register to an event below!
  2. Continue the conversation online using the hashtag #UOWGCCW to share your thoughts and ideas with our online community
  3. Follow UOW Pulse on Facebook, who share great resources, events and competitions
  4. Take part in community-friendly activities listed below

Events - October 2022

Climate Action Video Competition
Art post with the world between the words Global Climate Change Week Poster Competition
A man wearing a hat holding an ebook with a grassy background Read, Listen, Watch and Learn about Climate Change
Nature Writing Workshops for Young People
Hands of a child catching clear running water from a tap Development and climate justice
Koala sleeping in a tree Self-Guided Koala Walk
Antarctic Futures: an exhibition of art, science and creativity
Global Climate Week UOW: Writing to your MP with the AYCC!
BAL Climate Hour
Antarctic Futures Q&A
A man wearing a cap and t-shirt filming in a forest 2040 Film Screening
A protest sign with the words climate is changing. So should we. #actnow Tim Hollo speaks to author Claire O'Rourke (Together We Can) about Living Democracy
Student walking through Wollongong Campus gardens Science and Climate Change Walk
Small tree with three green leaves planted in brown ground Tree Planting
flood waters covering a traffic light sign Extreme Weather Events Virtual Panel Discussion
Carbon-dioxide’s global and regional sources and sinks
image of bicycle against yellow wall Re-cycling bikes (maintenance course)
A group of people standing wearing Op Shop clothing UOW OP SHOP BALL
MBA Master Class – Carbon Neturality and Net-Zero
FOGO Deep Dive
Student riding bike on Wollongong campus outside Library Ride to Uni Breakfast
E-Bike on a bike rack E-Bike Expo
Building with green spaces and solar panels on roof EIS Climate Hour
Connecting Over Fair Food
Clean Energy Transformation Q&A
Wind mills in a grassy field with the sun setting in the background PHYS154 Taster Session - Climate Change, Energy and Sustainable Societies
Act Now For a Plastic free future


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that these resources may contain images, voices and videos of deceased persons. Users are warned that there may be words and descriptions that may be culturally sensitive and which might not normally be used in certain public or community contexts.