ClimACT is a three-year, European Union funded project that aims to support the transition to a low carbon economy in schools. It sees the University collaborate with four partner institutions from Portugal, two from France and another two from neighbouring Spain.
The University of Gibraltar is a proud partner of the ClimACT project.
The project seeks to build upon ongoing school activities, by converting existing practice into shared school experiences. It also involves pilot testing and trialling alternative teaching and learning resources and approaches. The activities aim to raise environmental awareness and educate pupils and adults in sustainable practice.
The ClimACT project is funded by the Interreg Sudoe Programme through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The programme has awarded €993,096.31 to the project.
The SUDOE Programme encourages inter-regional cooperation within Southwestern Europe.
University of Gibraltar
The Gibraltar component of ClimACT is led by the University of Gibraltar, underpinned by a partnership between HMGoG Dept. of Education (DoE) and HMGoG Dept. of the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change (DEHCC).
The tripartite team works closely with teachers and environmental experts to investigate ways of embedding sustainable education as a whole-school approach, in conjunction with developing and trialling environmental performance assessment tools in local schools. As the leading local partner, the University coordinates the implementation of the two project strands: technical environmental audits and educational activities; liaises with international partners and reports to the Programme Authorities.