By focusing on three dimensions - economic, environmental and social - The UWI’s teaching programmes complement our research agenda on climate change and sustainable development.

We equip Caribbean leaders and technical managers in the public and private sector, civil society, and development institutions with the knowledge and skills to advance the implementation of SDG 13 (Climate Action) across the region.

Through higher education, we help communities to build capacity and nurture the values and attitudes needed to support more resilient and sustainable pathways to development.

Building capacity through teaching

Who drives climate solutions?

People do. Communities do.

However, they need the capacity, now and in the future, to power massive efforts for climate change.

The UN's Sustainable Development Goal 13 highlights the need to improve education, raise awareness, and increase human and institutional capacity for climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.

The UWI supports this goal by:

  • Offering climate-focused academic programmes within the pure and natural sciences.
  • Integrating climate courses into other programmes, such as social sciences and engineering.
  • Introducing numerous new programmes at the doctoral, masters, undergraduate, diploma, and certificate levels, as well as continuing professional education courses.

Thanks to collaborations between our academic and highly skilled technical staff, from a range of disciplines and faculties, as well as partnerships with regional and global institutions, The UWI has been able to meet the mandate of building capacity in the Caribbean.