The Guide for Hosting Cross-Sector Climate Forums was developed in collaboration with members from Second Nature’s Climate Leadership Network and University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) to provide guidance to campus climate leaders on how to plan for and host a cross-sector climate forum.
A cross-sector climate forum is a convening of leaders and key community stakeholders from across academic, business, government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other sectors to discuss local climate issues and work together to establish needed partnerships and collaborative solutions to reducing community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increasing resilience.
Hosting a forum is one of the key strategies from the 2020-2025 UC3 Strategic Plan. It may also help Climate Leadership Network members achieve the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments as they seek new ways to achieve carbon neutrality and/or improve resilience efforts on campus.
A compilation of best practices from previously-held cross-sector climate forums
Suggested timeline and steps for planning a forum
Information and recommendations for managing day-of activities
Suggestions for what to do after the forum
Sample templates and materials provided by universities and colleges for hosting cross-sector climate forums