Dulwich College Suzhou is hosting the Dulwich College International Climate Conference on the 30th and 31st of October 2015, inspired by the UN international Climate Change Conference in Paris later this year. The Dulwich College International Climate Conference gives students from across the Dulwich network of schools a unique opportunity to learn from renowned experts in the field who have witnessed and researched climate change, and who have a clear understanding of how to live more sustainably. Award winning filmmaker Doug Allan, and St Andrew’s University professors Jan Bebbington and Dr Shona Russell from will speak at the conference. Mr Allan, best known for his work with David Attenborough, will deliver the keynote speech and facilitate goal development. The senior leadership team from Dulwich College International will also be speaking at the conference about their commitment to a more sustainable mode of operation for the Colleges.
All the Dulwich College International schools have committed to a long-term sustainability programme modeled on the efforts of Dulwich College Suzhou (DCSZ). The international school in Suzhou offers UTZ certified coffee (sourced from sustainable farms) in their coffee shops, uses Forest Stewardship Council certified paper from sustainable sources and has made a concerted effort to reduce their printing. In 2014/15 DCSZ saved 160,000 sheets of paper compared to their usage in the 2013/14 academic year, and 252,000 sheets compared to 2012/13. Their LEED certified Senior School has reduced its emissions by 10% and even has its own renewable energy source (Ground Source Heat Pump) and rainwater collection system. The College is also moving their vehicles over to electric vehicles. By setting this example, Dulwich College Suzhou have made their campus is a place where students can engage in learning activities based on sustainability issues, think about solutions to challenges and to feel empowered to take action. Note: The UN is hosting the international Climate Change Conference in Paris from November 30 to December 11, 2015. This is the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 11th session of the Meeting of the Parties (CMP 11) to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The conference objective is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate change issues from all the nations of the world.