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Dickinson Becomes Early Signatory of Climate Action Accord

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Commitment seeks to strengthen the connection between sustainability and global education

Dickinson recently became an early signatory to the CANIE Accord, a public commitment to climate action established by the Climate Action Network for International Educators, a grassroots initiative formed by international education practitioners.

The accord was developed in consultation with leaders from international education organizations, higher-education institutions, university networks, media, national governments, corporations, NGOs and scholarship bodies. It represents the international education sector’s climate ambitions and commitment to align with scientific recommendations and global climate agreements.

By becoming a signatory, Dickinson helps strengthen and accelerate the international education sector’s collective response to the climate crisis. 

“As a carbon-neutral institution, Dickinson has been committed to sustainability in everything that we do,” says Lindsey Lyons, the Center for Sustainability Education’s director of sustainability learning, noting that the commitment allows Dickinson to build and connect its strengths in sustainability and global education. “We are committed to serving as leaders in international education who work to reduce the effects of climate change while balancing the benefits of study abroad to our educational mission and goals.”

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Published October 24, 2022