International university rankings based on sustainability
The 1.5 Degrees alternative league table is a global ‘worst’ ranking of the top universities, assessing just how badly they are preparing graduates for a 1.5oC future. We have assessed the world’s top 20 universities on how their Engineering, Law, Economics, Politics and Health courses – traditionally highly desired subjects for the people that go on to become decision makers – align with the actions needed to tackle the climate emergency and ecological crisis.
Below is our analysis of the top 20 universities (according to THE) that teach economics, law, politics, engineering, and education and health; and how these courses align with the actions needed to tackle the climate emergency and ecological crisis. We have revealed that these institutions fall woefully short of the kind of action we need to see, and this uncovers a problem: the people with the privilege to study at the so-called ‘top’ universities, and go on to become…
Young people are being let down by world leaders time and time again. Leaders who fail to show strong climate leadership on the world stage – whilst climate scientists urgently warn that significant changes need to be made now to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, international delegates left COP27 with record levels of pollution still being pumped into our atmosphere. So, here at Mock COP we got to thinking… How have our global leaders gotten into these roles without…
In our pilot year, we have assessed the levels of sustainability across five subject areas (economics, law, politics, engineering, and education and training) by searching for key sustainability terms on their relevant web pages. This indicated their commitment to teaching about and for sustainability.