Budapest, September 27, 2019—International Global Climate Strike week is coming to a close. To show solidarity with events across the globe, and to raise awareness of what is arguably the most singular challenge we face today, students, faculty and staff from across CEU met this morning to protest global warming. They join millions of others across the world, working together to combat catastrophic environmental destruction. We are incredibly proud of our many community members participating in activities over the past week.
Recognizing the importance of halting climate change, the University has put in place a number of key initiatives to address its role in promoting a sustainable workplace. CEU is the only educational institution in Hungary with a BREEAM-designated building and the first university in Central and Eastern Europe to pursue the internationally recognized distinction. At the community level, the student-based initiative Sustainable CEU promotes sustainability issues within the CEU campus and the wider community.
CEU is well positioned to be an influential innovator in environmental sustainability and justice. Fighting for what we know to be right is in our DNA. Our Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy is an international center of excellence in environmental and sustainability research, and home to influential climate researchers such as Professor Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, Vice Chair of Working Group III, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). This week saw the global launch of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2019 (WNISR2019) take place here at CEU.
As a University, we are committed to shaping a future for this generation and for the next.