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Climate Action Barometer

The only climate benchmark study
designed for the international education sector. 

A global initiative
led by international educators
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There is an inevitable tension between international education and climate action. International education is a force for good, but sustaining it requires students (and staff) to travel across borders, generating substantial global carbon emissions each year.
 

The climate crisis is here and we have a part to play in tackling it. This offers an unparalleled opportunity to reimagine our work – not only to reduce the emissions associated with international education, but to create better outcomes for students, staff and our planet.
 

The Climate Action Barometer (CAB™) is a rolling global benchmark that tracks and compares sustainability policies, practices and emissions for international education across time.


Created by and for international educators, CAB™ is the only climate benchmark tool designed specifically for the sector. It measures climate action across seven core components: 

  • Staff engagement

  • Student sentiment and engagement

  • International marketing and recruitment

  • Learning Abroad

  • Transnational education, global campuses and online

  • Sectoral engagement and collaboration

  • Emissions reduction and travel policy.
     

By signing up to the CAB™, international offices and sustainability teams around the world can track and measure their performance to help make the changes the world needs – and the changes that students demand.

Want to know more about how you can measure and mitigate your institution’s climate impact? Get in touch!

Why join the
Climate Action Barometer?

Lead the way
on climate action 

Join a leading group of education providers and gain international recognition for your leadership in climate action. Help drive the metrics for measuring and mitigating the global impact of climate change in international education.

Gain the data and insights for positive change

Access data and insights to inform your decision-making and identify priority areas for climate action. Gain tips and tools to incorporate sustainability into your messaging and recruitment, enhancing your competitive advantage with students.

Make your commitment tangible and trackable

Demonstrate more than just a commitment to sustainability – demonstrate your institution’s commitment to measuring, comparing and tracking progress against your peers, nationally and globally, over time.

Be the change that your students want to see

Contribute meaningfully to your institution’s sustainability goals, respond to growing student concerns and do your part to lessen international education’s impact of climate change.

Join our UK and Europe Founders.

Now that we have established a Founders Group of Australian and New Zealand universities for the Climate Action Barometer™️, we are currently recruiting forward-looking universities to join our UK and Europe Founders.

Cardiff University, Climate Action Barometer, UK/Europe Founders
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University of Edinburgh, Climate Action Barometer (CAB) UK Group
Kings, Climate Action Barometer (CAB) UK Group
London Metropolitan University, Climate Action Barometer (CAB) UK Group
Newcastle University, Climate Action Barometer (CAB) UK Group
Royal Holloway University of London, UK and Europe Founder
University of Reading, Climate Action Barometer (CAB) UK Group
‘The Climate Action Barometer presented our international team
with the perfect opportunity to show leadership.’
Tim Field, The University of Sydney

Tim Field
Director International, The University of Sydney

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Founders
group
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The Founders Group are shaping the study and its impact, driving the metrics for measuring climate action in international education and are recognised internationally for their leadership on climate action.

Charles Darwin University, Climate Action Barometer (CAB) Founders Group
Curtin University, Climate Action Barometer (CAB) Founders Group
Flinders University, Climate Action Barometer (CAB) Founders Group
Murdoch University, Climate Action Barometer (CAB) Founders Group
Navitas, Climate Action Barometer (CAB) Founders Group
The University of Auckland, Climate Action Barometer (CAB) Founders Group
The University of Newcastle, Climate Action Barometer (CAB) Founders Group
University of Sydney, Climate Action Barometer (CAB) Founders Group
The University of Tasmania, Climate Action Barometer (CAB) Founders Group
Western Sydney University, Climate Action Barometer (CAB) Founders Group
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