As previously announced by President Frédéric Mion, Sciences Po is committing to a number of new initiatives for the climate with the programme, "Climate Action: Make it Work". Thanks to a new participatory platform, "Climate Action: Make it Work", the various Sciences Po communities are invited to become engaged actors in leading the ecological transition via a series of online consultations.
Under this programme, Sciences Po is committing to taking action for the climate. A sustainability officer will soon be named in order to develop a coordinated strategy for sustainable development and make Sciences Po a more eco-responsible university. A vast study of all of the courses and research on the ecological transition has begun in order to ensure that the nature and the volume of the teachings on the subject are in line with the challenges we face.
A number of projects will be launched via the new participatory platform Climate Action: Make it Work: via this website, Sciences Po students, instructors, researchers and staff can actively participate in leading the ecological transition on our campuses and beyond. The first consultation ,which took place between April 23rd and April 30th, called upon all of Sciences Po’s students, researchers, instructors and staff to propose and vote for questions related to climate for candidates in the European Elections. On May 4th, 2019, Sciences Po hosted a number of candidates from different political parties for a debate (FR), during which questions sourced from the platform were addressed to candidates. The question that received the most votes on the platform was: How can we make Europe more resilient against a potential systemic collapse?
In the coming months, more general consultations will be opened on the platform on the subject of Sciences Po's ecological transition and actions to be taken for the climate.
Originally launched in 2015, “Make it Work” was an immediate success when six months before the COP21, students proved that it was possible to make climate negotiations “work”. Today, “Climate Action: Make it Work” regroups all of Sciences Po’s initiatives and commitments to make our university more eco-responsible.
Stay tuned & participate!
On the Climate Action: Make it Work platform, click on the "Registration" button to create your account.