The university environment has been the cradle of holistic and comprehensive thinking about the world and its problems. Its role seems to be particularly important in Poland, where the academic education is really extensive.
However, it also means a great responsibility and a powerful influence of that community on society, especially on well educated individuals who make discoveries and inventions, and revolutionary political, commercial and administrative decisions.
Therefore, universal and systemic climate education is of key importance for raising awareness regarding climate change and the possibility of countering the negative effects of human beings on the environment.
Bearing in mind the above, as Rectors, we call for the implementation of universal, reliable and comprehensive climate education at all educational levels in Poland. The implementation of that objective requires close partnership and constructive cooperation between government institutions, local authorities, trade unions, non-governmental and international organizations, political groups, young people, parents and the scientific and academic community. We hereby wish to express our readiness to undertake such cooperation with all parties.
We also declare that acting within our powers and abilities we will increase our efforts and our joint efforts to create the basis for an appropriate climate education in the higher education institutions. We will involve the academic community as much as possible in this project. We will also provide and implement solutions leading to the fastest possible implementation of the idea of universal climate education, developed by the Roundtable on climate change education at the UN Global Compact Network Poland.
The Roundtable on the Climate Change Education
Members of the Programme Board at the UN Global Compact Network Poland.
Dr hab. Halina Brdulak, President of the programme Board, UN Global Compact Network Poland
Dr hab. Katarzyna Jasikowska, Vice-President of the Programme Board, UN Global Compact Network Poland
Dr inż. Piotr Bartkiewicz, the Secretary of the Programme Board, UN Global Compact Network Poland
Dr hab. inż. arch. Anna Bać
Dr hab. Agnieszka Chłoń-Domińczak
Prof. dr hab. inż. arch. Elżbieta D. Ryńska
Dr inż. Paweł Gajda
Prof. dr hab. n. med. Radosław Gawlik
Prof. dr. hab. med. Wojciech Hanke
Prof. nadzw. dr hab. Jaromir Jakacki
Prof. dr hab. inż. arch. Anna Januchta-Szostak
Dr hab. inż. Zbigniew M. Karaczun
Dr Aleksandra Kardaś
Prof. dr hab. inż. Piotr Kleczkowski
Prof. dr hab. Michał Kleiber
Prof. dr hab. Ewa Krogulec
Dr hab. n. med. Michał Krzyżanowski
Dr Michał Kudłacz
Dr hab. Joanna Kulczycka
Prof. dr hab. Szymon Malinowski
Dr hab. Andrzej Mikulski
Dr Daria Murawska
Prof. dr hab. inż. Maciej Nowicki
Prof. dr hab. n. med. Krystyna Pawlas
Prof. dr hab. Jacek Piskozub
Dr Marta Potocka
Dr hab. Adam Przybyłowski
Dr Joanna Remiszewska-Michalak
Dr hab. Bożena Ryszawska
Dr hab. Tomasz Sosulski
Dr inż. Maciej Siuda
Prof. dr hab. inż. Wojciech Suwała
Dr hab. Piotr Swacha
Dr Sebastian Szklarek
Prof. dr hab. Zbigniew Ustrnul
Prof. dr hab. Jan Marcin Węsławski
Dr Jan Witajewski-Baltvilks
Dr hab. inż. arch. Katarzyna Zielonko-Jung
Dr hab. Tymon Zieliński
Prof. dr hab. Tomasz Żylicz