Working Groups

Climate Emergency Petition

CAUA has launched a petition calling on Canadian universities and Universities Canada to sign the Global Climate Letter, which declares a climate emergency and commits signatories to allocate increased resources to climate change research, go carbon neutral by 2050 at the latest, and to expand environmental and sustainability education.

Academic Carbon Footprint

CAUA is identifying ways in which the University of Alberta and the greater academic community can reduce their carbon footprint.

Divestment Campaign

CAUA seeks to have the University of Alberta and the Universities of Alberta Pension Plan (UAPP) divest from corporations operating in or financing the fossil fuels sectors.

Interdisciplinary Research and Teaching for Climate Action

CAUA is working on fostering more collaboration between faculties and departments on climate change-related research and curricula.

Banning Single-use Plastics

CAUA is working with other campus groups to reduce and eventually ban single-use plastics at the University of Alberta.