Climate Emergency Collective is a student collective that aims to have LSE achieve net zero emissions by 2030. The campaign organised climate strikes, Town Hall meetings, open letters, and has been in discussion with the Sustainability Division. Our demands include:
- To declare a climate and ecological emergency
- The School act now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2030, publishing a credible plan by the end of March 2020 at the latest on how this transition can be achieved
- LSE divest entirely from investment funds and companies that profit from either extracting, burning or financing fossil fuels without plans for a rapid and full transition to renewable energy, and not accept research funding from those companies
- The formation of an LSE Community Climate Monitoring Group, to be made up of a cross section of the full School community and independent of current institutional structure
— In March 2019, students participated in the Climate Strikes.
— In September 2019, a letter was sent to LSE’s Director, Minouche Shafik, that asked LSE to become carbon-neutral by 2030. A response was received, and a reply was sent.
— Two ‘Town Hall’ events have been held that developed responses in working groups to divestment, transport and scope 3 emissions, climate education and curriculum, direct action and protest, media and communication and trade union solidarity.
— In November 2019, students participated in Climate Strikes and the People, Planet and Pay demonstration.
— To work on the Sustainability strategy consultation
— To organise an open meeting
— To update supporters on the campaign