Climate Change Porgrams of Six Higher Education Institutions: An Assessment of Accomplishments and Sustainability
Jocelyn C. Cuaresma (University of the Philippines)
The paper presents an analysis of higher education institutions (HEIs) as an important sector in addressing climate change issues through carrying out their intrinsic functions of instruction, research and capacity building. A previous analysis conducted by the author of the climate change-related programs of 115 SUCs and selected private HEIs showed that the latter have put forward an encouraging amount of responses in terms of integrating climate change issues into curricula, researches, capacity building, community engagement and external linkages, with some HEIs being more accomplished than others. This current research focuses on six (6) selected HEIs, including 3 state universities and 3 private universities to look into the sustainability of responses and specific accomplishments. Data shows that, while individual HEI efforts vary, there is much evidence on the sustainability of HEI degree and non-degree programs and projects that substantiate the important role of HEIs in addressing climate change issues and concerns.
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