Thursday 18 March 2021 -
17:00 to 18:00

The British Council in Algeria is launching The Greening Algeria's Campuses project, part of which involves organising webinars to encourage students in Algeria to invest in the environmental sustainability of their university campuses.

Join the British Council for these webinars as we speak to UK university academics and specialists about the different routes into green actions.

Future Energy

18 March  from 17:00 to 18:00

Students around the world have called for climate action to mitigate and adapt to our heating planet. Including here in Algeria.   So how much difference can universities in Algeria through their research and teaching, and what they do to create greener campuses, to help society understand the changing climate, identify new clean energy sources and model a net zero-emissions future for economies and society?  How can students here get involved and support their university to act?

Panellists include:

  • Professor Joy Carter CBE DL Cgeol FGS. Vice-Chancellor, University of Winchester and Climate Commissioner
  • Michelle Brown, Head of Social Responsibility & Sustainability and Deputy Director at Uni of Edinburgh
  • Manveer Gill, University of Warwick, Student Climate Commissioner
  • Boukhalfa Yaïci, Managing Director Cluster Energie Solaire

This event will launch a competition inviting students to enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Algerian universities to work in small groups (2 to 5 students) to assess their campuses to diagnose their sustainability challenges and propose an action to make their campuses greener and more sustainable. Student groups will be supported and mentored by leading UK university sustainability leaders to develop their proposed actions which will be submitted into a national competition. Winners will be profiled online at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, UK on 1 – 12 November 2021.

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