How to get to a truly sustainable future
The University of Warwick is playing its part in tackling the climate emergency. Building on our existing research and education programmes and our connections to industry and society, we’re focusing on The Way to Sustainable – the real-life implications of creating a sustainable future and the practical challenges of getting there.
Pointing the way ahead
Warwick has always been a forward-facing university and today is no different. We know the way ahead has to lead to a better, more sustainable, relationship between people and the planet and we know organisations like Warwick have a critical role to play.
More and more, the world is coming to understand what needs to be done and why. Now the question is how and The Way to Sustainable seeks to answer that.
The journey to a sustainable future will be unpredictable and demanding but it’s a path every one of us will have to take. At Warwick, we believe the key to getting there will be to find the right balance between clear leadership and cooperation, between inspiration and practical problem solving, between science, politics and culture.
That’s why we’re emphasising five major areas of work, to help chart a path from where we are today to the sustainable future we need to create.
- Professor Chris Ennew OBE
Provost, University of Warwick
Leading by example
Navigating the path to a sustainable future depends on strong leadership from governments, academia, NGOs and private enterprise.
Guided by insight
If we want to get to a sustainable future, we’ll need the best scientific research to help conceive new ideas, mobilise them, test, learn and improve fast.
Further than net zero
Net Zero is a critical step on the way to sustainable but getting to net zero is not enough.
Powered by the economy
We believe the way to sustainable has to be plugged into the economy – we need the innovation, adaptability and momentum that the commercial sector can bring.
Embraced by people and communities
Innovation and technology will help drive change but ultimately the future depends on how people embrace that change.