We are delighted to share that CBIE has recently become a signatory to the CANIE Accord, a public commitment to climate action that was developed in consultation with leaders from international education peak bodies, associations, higher education institutions and networks, media, national governments, corporations, supranational bodies, scholarship bodies, and more. The CANIE Accord, and accompanying Glasgow Paper, represent the international education sector’s climate ambitions and commitment to align with scientific recommendations and global climate agreements. By becoming a signatory to the CANIE Accord, CBIE is strengthening and accelerating the international education sector’s collective response to the climate crisis.
“At CBIE, we believe that international education has a unique role in advancing the global sustainable development agenda. The CANIE Accord aligns with our core values and vision for a sustainable future. By becoming a signatory, we commit to reducing our environmental footprint while educating and inspiring our international education community to champion climate action. Our participation signifies that we see climate solutions as integral to the mission of international education.” – Larissa Bezo, President and CEO
The Climate Action Network for International Educators (CANIE) is a volunteer grassroots initiative formed by international education practitioners from around the world who see the need and opportunity for the sector to take bold climate action. Through open-access resources, specialized events, networking, and information sharing, CANIE aims to mobilize the full power of the international education community to address our contribution to the climate crisis.
‘’I applaud CBIE on showing such leadership in our sector’s transition to more climate-conscious operations,” said CANIE co-founder and President of the Board, Ailsa Lamont. “By signing up to the CANIE Accord, international education leaders commit to real, practical action to combat global temperature rise and, crucially, to doing so in a way that is grounded in social justice.’’
CANIE activities include Climate Action Week, a global summit held annually in November in conjunction with the United Nations global climate talks. CANIE’s robust network of volunteers also works to address the disproportionate impacts of the climate crisis through an active climate justice working group, they produce the informative CANIE Climate Dialogues Podcast, Climate Action Catalyst Newsletter, and curate an open-access resource library.
About the Climate Action Network for International Educators (CANIE)
CANIE is a catalyst for climate action in the international education sector that concentrates efforts on action-oriented advocacy, education, and connection. For more information, visit www.canie.org. Follow CANIE on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook.