CANIE Climate Action Week 2022

Climate Action Week 2022 consists of multiple sessions across the week with guest speakers, opportunities to network and discover key takeaway climate change actions.

Registration links can be found in the description of each session when you click "Register here!" More details about the sessions will be coming soon.


Monday, 28 November, 2022


Session I: 

AEST: 19:00 - 21:00 

CET: 9:00 - 11:00 

PST: 0:00 - 2:00 am 

Session II: 

AEST: 3:00 - 5:00 am (+1, Tues.)

CET: 17:00 - 19:00

PST: 8:00 - 10:00 am

Transforming International Education for a Sustainable Future

Join leading higher education futurists for this thought-provoking and interactive session where we take up the challenge of identifying bold action to make global learning truly climate-friendly.


Keri Facer | Professor of educational and social futures @ the University of Bristol

Keri is Professor of Educational and Social Futures in the School of Education, University of Bristol, and was Zennström Professor of Climate Change Leadership at the University of Uppsala from 2018 to 2020. She is also visiting professor in Education for Sustainable Development at the University of Gothenburg.

She is Co-Investigator of the new ESRC centre on Socio-digital futures. Her overarching research interest is in understanding how to create the conditions for ecologically sustainable and socially just futures and in developing the roles of education and informal learning in these processes.

Monday, 28 November / Tuesday, 29 November, 2022


Session I: Monday, 28 November

AEST: 8:00 - 9:00 am (+1, Tues.)

CET: 22:00 - 23:00 

PST: 13:00 - 14:00

Session II: Tuesday, 29 November

AEST: 20:00 - 21:00

CET: 10:00 - 11:00

PST: 1:00 - 2:00 am

How to Get Involved with CANIE

This session will go through the various ways for you to become as involved as you want or have time to with CANIE; from joining the Global and Regional Boards to subscribing to the Podcasts and everything in between.


Fraser Cargill | CANIE Global Board Secretary | Director of Global Partnerships & Recognition @ PeopleCert

Fraser is the Global Board Secretary, part of the senior leadership team and a member of the fundraising working group at CANIE. He is also an Al Gore trained Climate Reality Leader.

Fraser has been involved in international education for over 25 years and on three continents and is currently the Director of Global Partnerships & Recognition for PeopleCert; a UK/European qualifications organisation. He has previously worked with Pearson and IDP.

He holds a BA Hons from the University of Kent, a PGCE in education from Leeds and an MBA from USQ in Australia. He is also a graduate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Fiona White | CANIE Secretary, Oceania Chapter | Head, Student Mobility and Exchange @ The University of Sydney

Originally from the UK, she has more than 10 years’ experience in the international education sector in Australia. At The University of Sydney, she leads the outbound mobility team who are responsible for semester and short-term mobility programs, and Australian Government grants. She and her team also support the University’s Schools and Faculties in achieving their student mobility goals.

As well as a long-standing interest in education, international travel and culture, Fiona also used to be a Scuba diving professional. So, in her spare time you can often find her in and around the ocean!

Amy Marcus | CANIE Secretary, Americas Chapter | Senior Accreditations Program Manager @ Hubspot

Amy Marcus, MPA, MA, is Secretary of the CANIE Americas Chapter and a member of the Climate Justice and Podcast Working Groups. Through CANIE, she has facilitated workshops for international educators on finding your climate action niche.

She is currently Senior Accreditations Program Manager at HubSpot, where she also facilitates climate science workshops for colleagues. Prior to HubSpot, Amy spent ~10 years working in international education in Italy, the US, and India.

She holds a B.A. in International Studies from Vassar College, and master's degrees in Public Administration and International Education Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

Monica Peréz-Bedmar | CANIE Secretary, Europe Chapter | Professor @ Saint Louis University Madrid Campus

Until recently, Monica held the Executive Director position at the Association of North-American University Programs in Spain (APUNE), where she was in charge of executing decisions made in assembly meetings, coordinated and assisted collaborative tasks of the Executive Committee, coordinated institutional relations, and participated at speaker in multiple international conferences on International Higher Education.

Her real passion is teaching, which she is now doing full-time, in the areas of oceanography, environmental science and resources management, in several US study abroad programs in Madrid.

At present, she is working on her doctorate in the Education Department at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, her thesis focusing on how experiential learning increases environmental responsible behaviour.

Tuesday, 29 November / Wednesday, 30 November, 2022


Session I: Tuesday, 29 November 

AEST: 3:00 - 4:00 am (+1, Weds)

CET: 17:00 - 18:00 

PST: 8:00 - 9:00 am 

Session II: Wednesday, 30 November

AEST: 18:00 - 19:00

CET: 8:00 - 9:00 am

PST: 23:00 - 0:00 (-1, Tues.)

Mitigating, reducing, rethinking: sustainability as a key factor when planning business-related traveling

Let’s all acknowledge the elephant in the room: our field has an impact on the climate crisis, and the largest part of it is due to flying. How can we keep working on the higher ed internationalization agenda while prioritizing sustainability?


Margherita Pasquini | CANIE Europe Member | Study Abroad Coordinator @ Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Margherita Pasquini is the Study Abroad Coordinator at Università Cattolica, Milan where she has worked for 13 years in different positions.

She's an active member of CANIE and part of the Europe Chapter Leadership Team. She’s been coordinating the Travel With CANIE working group, an initiative that aims at reducing professional traveling carbon emissions.

Daniel Ponce-Taylor | CANIE Europe Member | Director of Operations & International Development @ Intercultural Outreach Initiative (IOI)

Daniel is the Sustainability & Strategic Partnerships Director at IOI, Daniel Ponce-Taylor has been a keen supporter and advocates for the implementation of the UN SDGs as a framework to assess and evaluate the global impact of EA and international education.

Daniel was one of the panelists at NAFSA's 2020, Global Issues Panel: Higher Education and Environmental Sustainability and is a member of The Forum on Education Abroad working group that helped draft the “Aligning International Education with the SDG” guidelines.

He is the co-chair of the NAFSA Sustainability MIG and a member of the CANIE leadership team (European Chapter).

Noreen Lucey | CANIE Europe Member | Founder & International Education Consultant @ Haddington International Education

Noreen Lucey runs her own consultancy company working with universities globally, creating international partnerships and developing international strategies.

Her passion is delivering sustainable priorities and objectives for the universities she works with. She also works in the arts and culture sector as a sustainability coordinator with a festival and live events company and works in creating policy within the arts and culture sector in Ireland.

She holds sustainability qualifications from University College Cork and TU Dublin.

Wednesday, 30 November / Thursday, 1 December, 2022


Session I: Wednesday, 30 November

AEST: 3:00 - 4:30 am (+1, Thurs.)

CET: 17:00 - 18:30  

PST: 8:00 - 9:30 am 

Session II: Thursday, 1 December, 2022

AEST: 12:00 - 13:30

CET: 2:00 - 3:30 am

PST: 17:00 - 18:30 (-1, Weds.)

CANIE Accord: Turning Promises into Action

This interactive session will address key areas of the CANIE Accord including the underlying principles and impact areas. Special attention will be paid to Principle 3: Developing Climate Solutions that Advance Social Justice and Article 5: Emissions Accounting and Reduction.


Adrienne Fusek | CANIE Board Member | Lecturer @ San Diego State University

Adrienne is a founding board member of CANIE and co-chair of CANIE’s Climate Justice working group. She is the lead author of the Glasgow Paper and the CANIE Accord and served as co-chair on the Forum on Education Abroad working group that wrote the guidelines on advancing the UN SDGs through education abroad.

She is a member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leader Corps and a proponent of radical decarbonization in international education.

Adrienne is currently a lecturer at San Diego State University and advises universities and nonprofits on all aspects of global education with expertise in global strategy creation, sustainable development, and inclusive climate action.

Kate Whitfield | CANIE Oceania Member | Director & Carbon Literacy Trainer @ Zeroverse

Kate founded Zeroverse in 2021 after studying decarbonisation strategies with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. Her research on sustainable operations is published in peer-reviewed journals including The Lancet Planetary Health. She has worked in clinical research and global health in the academic sector for approximately 20 years. Zeroverse provides accredited carbon literacy and climate action training for the academic sector. Together, Big Pond Education and Zeroverse have developed an accredited carbon literacy training programme tailored to the International Education field. Kate's first job was with the municipal recycling service in the UK. She is currently based in Japan.

Stephen Robinson | CANIE Europe Member | Director & Professor @ Champlain College, Dublin Campus

Dr. Stephen Robinson is an environmental geoscientist with a PhD from McGill University in Montreal examining carbon cycling in peatlands of the Canadian North.

He is currently Director and Professor with Vermont-based Champlain College’s campus in Dublin, Ireland. He previously held the Chapin Chair in Geology at St. Lawrence University.

He is currently chair of EUASA, the European Association of Study Abroad and has been an active member of CANIE for several years. Stephen was thrilled to participate recently in the #TravelwithCANIE initiative, going overland (and water) from Dublin to Milan for the Forum on Education Abroad EMEA Conference.

Wednesday, 30 November, 2022


EST: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

PST: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Regional Meetings: AMERICAS

Join the Americas chapter meeting to learn how to get involved with regional projects and get to know chapter members.

Friday, 2 December, 2022


AEST: 10:00 - 11:00 am

NZST: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Regional Meetings: OCEANIA

Join the Oceania chapter meeting to learn how to get involved with regional projects and get to know chapter members.

Friday, 2 December, 2022


UTC: 6:00 - 7:00 am

CET: 7:00 - 8:00 am

CAT/SAST: 8:00 - 9:00 am

EAT: 9:00 - 10:00 am

IST: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

HKT: 14:00 - 15:00 

AEST: 17:00 - 18:00 

PST: 22:00 - 23:00 (-1) 

Regional Meetings: GLOBAL

Part of a region of the world which doesn't yet have its own chapter? Join this meeting to come together and discuss where new chapters can emerge and be supported.

Friday, 2 December, 2022


UTC: 9:30 - 10:30 am

CET: 10:30 - 11:30 am 

EET: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Regional Meetings: EUROPE

Join the Europe chapter meeting to learn how to get involved with regional projects and get to know chapter members.