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.
Global Climate Change Week
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
- Register to an event below!
- Continue the conversation online using the hashtag #UOWGCCW to share your thoughts and ideas with our online community
- Follow UOW Pulse on Facebook, who share great resources, events and competitions
- Take part in community-friendly activities listed below
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.
- Fair Food Field Guide provides an overview of digestible steps we can each take to participate in a fairer food system
- Fair Food directory showcases the great variety of fair food educators, advocates, producers and assets in the Illawarra – from school & community gardens, to organinsations who accept food donations and providers of fair food volunteer opportunities.
- Fair food events calendar provides an overview of all the awesome fair food events that are hosted in and by our community.
- Sustainable & Healthy Events guide [4.8MB: PDF]
- For the Wild podcast
- Aboriginal Women and Caring for Country in NSW, Australia - with Vanessa Cavanagh
- Sustaining sustainability Climate Change and Public Health - with Seema Wadhwa
- Securing Antarctica's Environmental Future (SAEF) - with Sharon Robinson and Melinda Waterman
- Climate change, disaster and mental health - with Lorna Moxham, Anthony McKnight, Samantha Avitaia, Joshua Whittaker and Sharon Robinson
- Intergovernmental Panel Climate Change (IPCC) 2022 Reports
- Australia State of the Environment Report 2022
- COP27 – 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference
- COY 17 - Conference of Youth [coming soon]