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The next generation of climate leaders are studying at UCL today.

Climate change affects us all. Our planet faces unsustainable rising temperatures and the destruction of natural habitats.

But there is hope: our growing community of student leaders and activists who are at the forefront of climate action.

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We're running a climate leader training programme in 2024. Sign up and we'll contact you with details.

UCL students are already shaping the technology, industry, and policy of the future. Join the climate action movement, and become a climate leader. We're running training sessions, guest speaker events, and networking sessions to help upskill our community and create the next generation of climate leaders.


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Get published in a ground-breaking sustainability book
Researchers at UCL are writing a book on how sustainability is being pursued in the global higher education sector.They are giving you the opportunity to contribute to this by writing a short paragraph describing and sharing your thoughts on parts of UCL’s campus or your UCL experience.
COP28 Sustainability Forum Calls for Urgent Climate Action
At the COP28 Student Sustainability Forum, students came together with the UCL COP28 team to discuss what action needs to be taken to go further and faster, in the race to net zero.
Growing one’s own food is a good starting point to talk about climate action
To someone who knows nothing about your society, how would you describe it to them in a couple of sentences?We are a group of students passionate in getting our hands dirty to grow food and appreciate nature.
The biggest challenge for climate action is climate inaction
To someone who knows nothing about your society, how would you describe it to them in a couple of sentences?The Environmental Law and Life Sciences society is an interdisciplinary society that combines law and science to address climate change issues.

Take action on campus

Climate Action Clubs: Join or start a climate action focussed society on campus. Collaborate on local initiatives, host awareness campaigns, and make you UCL a hub for climate action.

Volunteer: Reach out to our Volunteering service to find opportunities, dedicated to climate action and volunteer your time and skills. Whether it's tree planting, redistributing food waste, or educational programs, your efforts can make a real difference.

Advocate: Engage with your local and national government representatives to push for policies that support climate action. Attend town hall meetings, write letters, and get involved in advocacy campaigns.

Live a Sustainable Lifestyle: Embrace a sustainable lifestyle. Reduce, reuse, recycle, and minimize your carbon footprint in your daily choices, from transportation to food consumption. See our campaigns below.


Join the collective of changemakers

If you are looking to make a difference and have an impact on campus, there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved through one of our societies or groups.