UCL Faculty of Laws


UCL Laws hosts conference on Living Sustainability in Higher Education

10 June 2022

The conference was a forum for people to share insights and ideas on how sustainability is and should be achieved within the Higher Education sector.

Four people sitting on a panel

On Friday 13 May, UCL Laws hosted a conference on ‘Living Sustainability in Higher Education: Connecting People, Places and Learning’, co-organised by Dr Rob Amos (Lecturer in Law, Greenwich University), Silvia Cesa-Bianchi (Research Assistant, UCL Laws), Dr Priscila Carvalho (Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Environmental Law and Sustainability, UCL Energy Institute), and Professor Jane Holder (Professor of Environmental Law, UCL Laws). 

The conference welcomed attendees and speakers from a range of disciplines, and provided an opportunity to think about where the Higher Education sector is headed in terms of sustainability; and to engage others in research on sustainability in education. The discussions covered issues including: Decolonising Higher Education, Sustainability Innovations in Teaching and Research, Empowering Students, and Universities as Community Assets. 

To complement the open discussions during the panel sessions, a Living Wall of sustainability education was built throughout the day, where attendees were encouraged to add their thoughts and reflections. The contributions will help develop a student-led Sustainability Action Plan, and draw conclusions from the conference that will inform roundtables, planned for next year. 

Find out more about the conference, including speaker bios and the full conference programme, on the event page