Founders of the UT’s Climate Centre, Albert van den Berg and Cheryl de Boer, and climate scientist Ernst-Jan Kuiper discussed climate activism and the effectiveness of the foundation of the Climate Centre during a Studium Generale lecture at the Amphitheater on Tuesday evening.
The UT won't be cutting or freezing ties with the fossil fuel industry, as many climate activists were hoping for. This is what the Executive Board announced during the last event of a 'Sustainability Dialogue' series. About sixty people attended the event at the DesignLab.
Student David Oosterom has decided to quit studies at the University of Twente, because he believes that the UT doesn’t do enough to mitigate their climate impact and provide sustainable education. In this opinion piece, he explains his reasons for leaving and calls on the Executive Board to take action.
With Scientist Rebellion, the UT added a new organization in the field of climate activism last week. The initiator is assistant professor Guus Dix. ‘We opt for peaceful civil disobedience to urge the UT to take action.’
Met Scientist Rebellion heeft de UT er sinds vorige week een nieuwe organisatie op het gebied van klimaatactivisme bij. Initiatiefnemer is universitair docent Guus Dix. ‘We kiezen voor vreedzame burgerlijke ongehoorzaamheid om de UT tot actie te zetten.’