Okayama University The world’s first! Okayama University Global Engagement Office Faculty and Staff Received “Climate Action Badge” Established by the University of Bath, UK

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[Okayama University] The world’s first! Okayama University Global Engagement Office Faculty and Staff Received “Climate Action Badge” Established by the University of Bath, UK

January 24, 2023
National University Corporation Okayama University
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Atsufumi Yokoi, senior vice president of Okayama University
(Headquarters: Kita-ku, Okayama City; President: Hiroshi Makino), UNESCO Chairholder, Global Engagement Office Chief Officer Miki Harada On January 6, 2023, Yu Tsunami, the office’s University Global Administrator (UGA), was awarded the first recipient of the “Climate Action Badge” created by the University of Bath, UK ( The first recipient).
The “Climate Action Badge” is awarded to faculty, staff, students, and strategic partners of the University of Bath who are active locally, nationally, and globally, making valuable contributions and pioneering activities to tackle the climate change emergency.
The University of Bath was ranked 7th in Japan in the British University Ranking “The Guardian University Guide 2023” by the Guardian newspaper. In addition, it is one of the top comprehensive universities in the UK, receiving the best “University of the Year” in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, which evaluates universities in the UK.
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Conversation with Vice-Chancellor Rajani Naidoo, University of Bath [Image 3

View of the University of Bath campus
In October last year, Senior Vice President Yokoi and others visited the university. At the “One Young World” Summit, where youth representatives from more than 190 countries around the world, which both universities are participating in, will gather, including proposals for collaboration on a global inter-university network. UNESCO Chair in Engagement Office Glocal Promotion of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), Empowerment of Young Female Researchers in Collaboration with United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) The creation of the “Young Female Scientist Programme”, a program for young women, and the planetary well-being activities of the entire planet in collaboration with the Earth Charter International (ECI) at the United Nations University for Peace have been highly evaluated. received.
A series of meetings with the University of Bath also led to a multifaceted and constructive exchange of views and deepened cooperation on educational and learning opportunities for both universities, particularly in relation to climate change, student exchanges and joint projects. , which paved the way for further innovative projects to be developed.
Senior Vice President Yokoi said, “This award is an honor not only for us as individuals, but also for our university, which has promoted sustainability and well-being together with the local community. It is a great honor for us to be recognized by the University of Bath, one of the top universities in the UK, for our Global Engagement Office’s efforts to contribute to global society. I will do my best to create it,” he said.
This summer, the University of Bath will host an official award ceremony and commemorative event for the Climate Action Badges to those awarded throughout the year.
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Commemorative photo with climate action badges
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climate action badge
○ About the Climate Action Badge
 Faculty and students at the University of Bath, UK, are pioneers of change and leading meaningful action to confront the climate emergency. To recognize these valuable contributions and pioneering approaches, the University of Bath has created the Climate Action Badge to award these individuals and groups.
Partnerships and collaborations are also essential to the success of climate action, and badges are also awarded to the University of Bath’s strategic partners who are active locally, nationally and globally. Made from sustainably sourced bamboo, the badge includes the ‘Climate Action’ logo, representing both a labyrinthine challenge and a collective-think solution. The tree-like shape is designed to serve as a reminder that along with people and communities suffering from the devastating effects of climate change, nature will also be affected if we do not take urgently needed action. increase. ・An article on the awarding of the “Climate Action Badge” on the official website of the University of Bath in the United Kingdom “Climate Action”
 https://blogs.bath.ac.uk/climate-action/2023/01/06/new-climate-action-badges/ ◆ Reference
・Okayama University Global Engagement Office
◆ Reference information
・[Okayama University] Visited the University of Bath in the UK to build inter-university collaboration at the One Young World Summit  https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000001043.000072793.html
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Okayama University Tsushima Campus (Kita Ward, Okayama City) where Okayama University Global Engagement Office is located
◆ Inquiries regarding this matter
Okayama University Global Engagement Office
 Tsushima Campus, Okayama University, 2-1-1 Tsushimanaka, Kita-ku, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture 700-8530
 TEL: 086-251-8326
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