The Climate Action Letter, written and circulated by the Carleton Climate Commons, requests that the university act on a five-point climate plan. First, it asks the university to join over 7,000 other universities around the world and declare a climate emergency. Doing so would commit the university to a widely-endorsed three-point action plan outlined here. The letter also makes two additional requests. It asks the university to divest from fossil fuels to bring Carleton into line with many of the most prominent universities across Canada as illustrated here. And, finally, it asks the university to establish an inquiry into the structural and systemic institutional practices that impede sustained, robust, and equitable climate action at Carleton. To date the letter has been signed by over 440 Carleton faculty, staff, and students. To see the full text of the letter, please click here.
News Release: 5-Point Climate Action Letter with over 440 signatures delivered to Carleton University’s President, Provost, and Board of Governors today