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Student Mobility & Climate Change

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 13 April 2 2020

April 2020

In the Journal of Cleaner Production, Robin Shields from the University of Bath reports on a study on the environmental impacts of international student mobility. The article “The sustainability of international higher education: student mobility and global climate change” combines several datasets to build a model of greenhouse gas emissions associated with international student mobility. The study suggests that while emission per student decreases because more mobility is regional, total emissions increase due to growth in mobility numbers and this increase is faster than overall global emissions increases.

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