Imperial Climate Action

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We are a group of students and staff who are concerned about climate change and the ecological crisis that the world is facing. Imperial’s mission statement is to benefit society through world leading research and education, yet there is a lack of resources or policies that deliver meaningful action on the environmental issues that impact us all.

As a world leading institute with great reach and influence on the world stage and with departments dedicated to studying every aspect of climate change, we believe they should be doing more to address this crisis. 

Jeremy Grantham, founder of Imperial College Grantham Institute for climate and the environment said, during a recent lecture:

“This is the race of our lives and we are running out of time”

We aim to work with Imperial College London to encourage sustainable policies that are both environmentally and socially responsible. Imperial’s policies need to recognise the climate, ecological and social crisis. These policies should reflect the urgency required in our response. 

If you feel anxious about the climate crisis and want to hear updates about our current activities and plans, join our newsletter here or follow us on Instagram. If you would like to get involved in planning and organising activities please reach out to us to become part of the committee.

“Our world is addicted to fossil fuels. It’s time for an intervention. We need to hold fossil fuel companies and their enablers to account.” Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary - General

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  • Vision

    To study and work at an institution committed to sustainability in both their words and actions.  

  • Mission

    To work with Imperial College London to encourage sustainable policies that are both environmentally and socially responsible.

  • Objectives


    • For Imperial College London to divest from fossil fuel and other unethical funds. This should include: 

    1. A statement of commitment to divest from fossil fuel and other unethical funds within 12 months.

    2. Development of a responsible investment strategy stating that the university will no longer invest in fossil fuel companies and other unethical companies within 12 months.

    3. An agreed date when divestment will be implemented which should be within 24 months

    • For all students and staff at Imperial College London to undertake generic and subject specific climate change education starting in the 2023/2024 academic year, to allow them to make informed decisions and motivate them to take action.

    • For Imperial College London to develop a sustainable travel policy that actively works to reduce carbon emissions. This strategy should specifically support staff and students to use forms of transport that do not include aviation. This policy should be implemented within 12 months to reflect the urgency of climate change and should include both staff and students


Quick Poll

The opinions of students and staff at the university are essential in shaping its future. Please take a minute to fill in our quick poll to gather your thoughts on climate change and how Imperial College London can improve its climate commitments.