Who We Are
Who We Are

Eight universities jointly issued a statement to establish the Alliance in January 2019

The Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC) was formed in January 2019, in Davos, Switzerland. During the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, eight universities jointly issued a statement representing a commitment to establish the Alliance. The founding members include the Australian National University, University of California, Berkeley, the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, London School of Economics and Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Tokyo and Tsinghua University. Four additional members were later invited to join GAUC, including Stellenbosch University, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Indian Institute of Science, and Sciences Po. Columbia University, the University of Oxford and Yale University joined the alliance at the beginning of 2020. These 15 universities form GAUC.
Our Mission
GAUC's mission is to advance climate change solutions through research, education, and public outreach, and to partner with industry, non-profit and government organizations to promote rapid implementation from local to global scales. GAUC will pursue this mission by promoting exchange and cooperation among member universities and providing leadership of global higher education efforts addressing climate change.
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GAUC shall focus on joint research, talent cultivation, student exchanges, green and carbon-neutral campus implementation, public engagement and other major aspects, including the strengthening of bilateral or multilateral cooperative research on key scientific,

  • Joint Research

    Promoting scientific awareness, technological innovation and policy development

  • Talent Cultivation

    Training climate leaders of tomorrow

  • Campus Action

    Accelerating the carbon-neutral transformation of the universities in our management, operations and finances

  • Societal Implementation

    Providing leadership to promote active participation of all parts of the society

  • Public Engagement

    Accelerating the carbon-neutral transformation of the universities in our management, operations and finances

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  • NameGlobal Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC)

  • AddressRoom 217, Level2, Main Building, Tsinghua University, Beijing Google map

  • Phone+86 010 6278 6897

  • WebsiteWWW.GAUC.NET

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