We are faculty, students, and staff committed to climate action.
The Climate Action Coalition at the University of Alberta was formed in February 2020 as a coordinating and networking body for students, academic staff, post-doctoral fellows, non-academic staff, alumni, and professors emeriti who wish to take action to mitigate the global climate crisis within the framework of climate justice. The coalition’s activities are directed toward the actions and priorities of the decision-making bodies of our own university, viewed as an institution that has a critical role to play in mitigating global climate destabilization, assisting in the transition to a post-carbon economy in Alberta and Canada, advancing decolonization, and modelling environmental citizenship. The coalition also advocates for community-university research and educational collaboration aimed at identifying and implementing solutions to the socio-ecological crises that affect all of us.
We gratefully acknowledge that the University of Alberta’s campuses are located on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/ Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, and Inuit. We seek to act in solidarity with Indigenous and racialized peoples everywhere in their struggles for sovereignty and freedom from racism in all its forms.
CAUA STATEMENT IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES SUBJECTED TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM OF OIL SANDS MINING
April 3, 2023
CAUA supports the Climate Emergency Unit and Canadian Labour Congress campaign for the creation of a Youth Climate Corps.
CAUA petition to university leaders calling for climate action (media release)
CAUA joins national coalition calling on Canadian universities to divest from fossil fuels
The CAUA sponsors protest against Bill 1, which we consider to be an unconstitutional attempt to suppress legitimate protest and solidarity actions.
The CAUA supports Wet’suwet’en self-determination in regard to projects affecting their traditional territory. Read our statement here.