Climate Action Barometer: a global benchmarking study for the international education sector

CANIE members understand that although international education is a force for good, its very sustainability requires travel across borders, generating substantial carbon emissions each year. A new study aims to resolve this inevitable tension, recognising the existential need for both.

Created by and for international educators, the Climate Action Barometer (CAB™) is the only global benchmarking study tailored explicitly for the international education sector. It is designed to help international teams understand their climate impact and to provide a set of metrics to help them drive change internally across:

· International marketing and recruitment

· Transnational education

· Learning abroad… and more.

The study provides a common means of measurement of emissions for international education, together with comparisons of policies, practices and remediation. Most importantly, it enables universities and education providers to track the impact of changes made over time.

Join us to hear data and insights from those involved in the Australia/New Zealand pilot study, as well as university leaders who are part of the forthcoming UK/Europe founders group. Together we’ll explore how the sector can lead the way on climate action in international education.


Chair: Ainslie Moore, President of CANIE

  • Sebastian Raneskold, Vice-President and Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), Flinders University, Australia (Founding Member - AUS / NZ Pilot)
  • Jenny Wilkinson, Director of Student Recruitment & Business Development, London Metropolitan University, UK (Founding Member - UK Pilot)
  • Ailsa Lamont, Co-Founder, International Education Sustainability Group (IESG)

This is a clarion call to reimagine our work – not only to reduce the emissions associated with travel, but to educate and inspire meaningful change across the international education sector, for the future of our planet.