Due to geographic similarities, California and Mexico face similar challenges in addressing climate change from a social justice perspective. The power of universities to support, strengthen and build a social movement that solves the climate crisis through science, systems thinking and socio-ecological justice is imminent.
The University of California (UC) Merced Campus and higher education institutions that form part of the educational cluster of the state of Puebla agreed to initiate actions to strengthen student mobility and boost research in areas such as migration and inequality, agriculture, clean energy and climate justice.
To face the climate challenges that both the United States and Mexico face, intergenerational solidarity is required, incorporating the issue of social justice and adopting a binational perspective, Isabel Studer stated yesterday.
An agreement was signed that formalizes and endorses the cooperation between both Universities.
On the other hand, the Law crystallizes a vision of how clean energies can reduce other global evils, such as inflation and the geopolitical implications associated with the dependence on fossil energies. Opinion by Isabel Studer in "El Heraldo".
The University of California fosters cooperation
The rector of the University of California Merced (UC Merced), Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz, and the interim rector of the Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), Dr. Cecilia Anaya Berríos, met to sign a memorandum of understanding that seeks promote student exchange and academic mobility between both institutions.
The Mexico Alliance with the University of California launched the Climate Ambassadors initiative, a bilateral program that aims to improve the training of Californian and Mexican students in environmental matters.
En un contexto de polarización política, desigualdad social y un creciente cuestionamiento a la ciencia, las universidades son actores fundamentales para construir un diálogo propositivo. Article by Isabel Studer in Milenio.com