ClimACT was a three-year, European Union funded project that aimed to support the transition to a low carbon economy in schools. The University collaborated with four partner institutions from Portugal, two from France and another two from neighbouring Spain.
The University of Gibraltar has been a proud partner of the ClimACT project.
The project sought to build upon ongoing school activities, by converting existing practice into shared school experiences. It also involved pilot testing and trialling alternative teaching and learning resources and approaches. The activities aimed to raise environmental awareness and educate pupils and adults in sustainable practice.
The ClimACT project has been funded by the Interreg Sudoe Programme through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The programme awarded €993,096.31 to the project.
The SUDOE Programme encourages inter-regional cooperation within South-western Europe.
University of Gibraltar
The Gibraltar component of ClimACT has been 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 worked 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 coordinated the implementation of the two project strands: technical environmental audits and educational activities; liaised with international partners and reported to the Programme Authorities.