Academics call on UOW Vice-Chancellor to declare climate emergency

Kate McIlwain
By Kate McIlwain
Updated October 13 2019 - 3:17am, first published 2:57am
Emergency: Dr George Takacs says UOW must lead on climate change.

University of Wollongong academics and staff will this week demand that Vice-Chancellor Paul Wellings declares a climate emergency, to bring the campus in line with other universities, local councils and a motion currently before NSW Parliament.


Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain


For the past 11 years, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. In that time I've covered breaking news, education, politics, urban affairs, council, environment, data journalism and development news. More recently, I became the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents two years into a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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