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U of T will boost climate-change research, innovation and educationMar 30, 2016
U of T researchers have been working around the world to advance the science of climate change; Above, scientists at the Arctic laboratory known as PEARL (photo courtesy Dan Weaver)
“We must take action to limit the rise in global temperatures if we are to avoid catastrophic impacts on the planet”
U of T will launch a tri-campus “clean-tech challenge” to encourage environment- and energy-related entrepreneurship and will do more to help faculty and students identify climate-change research and learning opportunities, both internally and with partners.
The measures are among the actions outlined by President Meric Gertler in Beyond Divestment: Taking Decisive Action on Climate Change, U of T’s 14-point plan to address climate change, released March 30.
“We must take action to limit the rise in global temperatures if we are to avoid catastrophic impacts on the planet and humanity,” Gertler says. “Universities in particular have a crucial and unique role to play in helping to meet that challenge, and as a publicly supported academic institution, the University of Toronto has a responsibility to take decisive action.”