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Thanks to its far-reaching and interdisciplinary research and teaching in the area of climate change, UZH has been chosen as a climate action hub. This distinction is awarded by the United Nations Academic Impact on the occasion of United Nations Day.
“Being selected by the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) initiative is an honor as well as an obligation,” says Veruska Muccione, climate researcher at the Department of Geography of UZH.
UNAI is an initiative of the United Nations, bringing together universities and other institutes of higher education from around the world to promote and protect key goals such as human rights and sustainability. On the occasion of United Nations Day on 24 October, UNAI has selected 17 academic institutions as hubs for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with each organization representing one of the goals. The University of Zurich has been chosen as the hub for goal no. 13 Climate Action, which calls for immediate action against climate change and its impacts.