Queen's University is a member of several global networks to amplify both our learning and our impact to advance sustainability and the SDGs.
Queen’s University joined the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) in 2019, a group of leading North American research institutions united in a collaborative effort to accelerate local action against climate change.
Together, UC3 members leverage their institutional strengths to foster cross-sector partnerships and knowledge sharing aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and nurturing community resilience.
AASHE champions the advancement of sustainability in higher education, serving a full range of higher education faculty, administrators, staff and students who are change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation. Established in 2005, AASHE is comprised of over 900 members.
Queen's is an association member, providing everyone with an @queensu.ca email address access to member-only resources.
Council of the Great Lakes Region
The Council of the Great Lakes Region provides a binational, multi-sector forum for exchange and collaboration on the region’s key risks and opportunities. Beginning with conversations about the Region’s most critical issues, the Council encourages those with common interests to drive commitment and action through dialogue groups, research, advocacy, and programs.
Queen's joined the University Global Coalition (UGC) in 2022. UGC is a global platform of universities and higher education institutions committed to advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals both locally and globally through teaching, research, operations, and partnerships. Though UGC hosts an annual virtual gathering and coordinates several flagship events throughout the year, the Coalition's primary role is to help institutions connect and share resources on addressing the global goals.
Sustainable Development Solutions Network
The mission of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) is to "promote integrated approaches to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, through education, research, policy analysis, and global cooperation."
SDSN Canada’s mission is to mobilize Canadian scientific and technological expertise to facilitate learning and accelerate problem solving for the UN’s Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
To these ends, SDSN Canada mobilizes support throughout the country for the SDGs, promotes practical Solutions Initiatives and long-term pathways for sustainable development, promotes high-quality education and research collaboration, and supports governments in understanding and addressing the challenges of sustainable development.
Matariki Network of Universities
Queen's is a founding member of the Matariki Network of Universities.
We are one of seven high-ranking research intensive universities around the world comprising the network, which focuses on research (including Sustainability, Environment & Resources), education and collaboration. The network nurtures opportunities for multilateral cooperation in research and education for staff and students.
UN Race to Zero
Queen's is a signatory of the United Nations' Race to Zero global campaign.
UN Race to Zero is a global initiative for a zero carbon world. This campaign is run in partnership with EAUC, Second Nature and UN Environment Programme. EAUC - the alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education, are the secretariat.
We commit to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the latest, and build momentum around the shift to a decarbonized economy.