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Department of Computer Science and Technology


Declaration on an Academic Response to the Planetary Crisis

December 14, 2023
We, the undersigned, 
Recognizing that we are in the midst of a planetary crisis arising from climate change, extreme biodiversity loss, the reaching of tipping points, and the crossing of planetary boundaries, causing immense suffering, the potential loss of millions of human and non-human lives, and an existential threat to humanity;
That, as teachers and educators, we educate the next generation;
That, as academic researchers, we absolutely respect the freedom to choose our areas of work, yet have a moral responsibility to respond to the planetary crisis;
That, as judges of academic research, awards, tenure and promotion cases, and research proposals, we have the power to steer the direction of travel of our peers;
That, as members of universities and colleges, we have the right to propose, vote on, and advocate for the policies adopted by our employers;
Therefore, will ourselves endeavour and urge our academic colleagues:

  1. To educate others about the causes and consequences of the planetary crisis and suitable courses of action, keeping in mind the critical need for climate justice and including diverse voices;

  2. When appropriate, to orient their research towards approaches that will mitigate or avert the crisis and to ponder potentially negative outcomes of research outputs;

  3. When reviewing a grant, tenure or promotion case, award, fellowship, or paper to reward work that addresses the planetary crisis and actively challenge work to the contrary; 

  4. To engage with professional societies to put into place policies that encourage papers in academic conferences and journals to state how they address the planetary crisis;

  5. To engage with their places of employment to help them rapidly decarbonise education and educational infrastructure, including reducing the carbon and ecological impact of energy, buildings, travel, and food; restoring biodiversity; and adopting sustainable practices;

  6. To travel by air only as the last resort; instead, using lower-carbon modes of transport and advocating for and relying on online participation in academic events;

  7. To shun funding for research or training from or indirect support of corporations and entities that either deny climate change or through their (in)action worsen the planetary crisis.

Please sign or circulate this form and feel free to get in touch with Srinivasan Keshav ( or Lena Yang (


Signatories of the Declaration

172 signatories and counting...

Full Name Title Organisation

Omid Ardakanian

Associate Professor

University of Alberta

Samalam Arun-Kumar


Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Clement Atzberger

Head of Research

Mantle Labs Ltd

Matthis Auger

Research Associate

University of Tasmania

Yuchen Bai

Ph.D. Student

Grenoble Alpes University

Bharathan Balaji

Senior Applied Scientist


Ronita Bardhan

Associate Professor of Sustainable Built Environment

University of Cambridge

Franz Baumann


Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS)

Matthias Beekmann

Research director


Anaïs Berkes

Ph.D. Student

University of Cambridge

Myriam Besson

Ph.D. Student

LMD, Paris

Laurent Bétermin

Maître de Conférence en Mathématiques

Institut Camille Jordan, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1

Richard Bethlehem

Assistant Professor

University of Cambridge

Guillaume Blanc


Université Paris Cité

Roland Bless

Assistant Professor

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Esther Borkowski

Postdoctoral Researcher

ETH Zürich

Philippe Borsa

Directeur de Recherche

Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France

Craig Robert Bunt

Professor of Agricultural Innovation

University of Otago

Ana Cláudia Campos

Assistant Professor

University of Algarve

Xavier Capet



JF Cardoso



Sandro Carnicelli

Professor of Tourism and Leisure Studies

University of the West of Scotland

Aude Carreric

Postdoctoral Researcher

Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Marcos Castro

Associate Professor

University of Malaga

Harry Charrington

Head of School of Architecture + Cities

University of Westminster

Minghua Chen


City University of Hong Kong

Cheikh CISSÉ

Urban Planner / Affiliate Researcher

African Studies Centre Leiden (Netherlands)

Soufflet Clément

Researcher in Meteorology

Météo France - LACy

Isabelle Cloquet


Université Libre de Bruxelles

Stroma Cole


University of Westminster

James David Cotter


University of Otago

Gloria Crabolu

Lecturer in Sustainable Tourism

University of Exeter

Wolfgang Cramer

Professor of Global Ecology

CNRS, Member Académie d'Agriculture de France

Jon Crowcroft


University of Cambridge

Khuzaima Daudjee


University of Waterloo

Ramit Debnath

Assistant Professor

University of Cambridge

Mayukh Dewan


Florsheim Australia

Isis Arlene Díaz-Carrión

Tenure Professor

Universidad Autónoma de Baja California

Janet Dickinson

Professor in Sustainable Practice

Bournemouth University

Jennifer Duffy

Trainee and Research Assistant

University of British Columbia

Martijn Duineveld

Associate Professor

Wageningen University

Jean-Baptiste Durand


Université de Montpellier

Larry Dwyer

Visiting Professor

University of Technology, Sydney

Vincent Echevin Research Scientist

IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement)

Johan Edelheim

Professor (of Tourism and Media)

Hokkaido University

Eke Eijgelaar

Senior Researcher Sustainable Tourism and Transport

Breda University of Applied Sciences

Isabelle Falardeau

Professeure en Tourisme et Développement Social

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Tiago Brant de Carvalho Falcao

Ph.D. Candidate

Griffith University

Aurélien Falco

Research Engineer

Sorbonne Université

Guillaume Ferlat


Sorbonne Université

Marie-Alice Foujols

Ingénieure de Recherche

CNRS, IPSL, Sorbonne Université

Giovanni Frati

Forests Remote Sensing Research Engineer


Nathalie Fromin


Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France

Brian Garrod


Swansea University

Travis Gibbons

Assistant Professor

Northern Arizona University

Sophie Godin-Beekmann

Director of Research


Cristina Ortega González

PhD Student and Teaching Assistant

University of Malaga

Stuart Grieve

Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography

Queen Mary University of London

Josephine Guiver

Researcher & Lecturer

University of Central Lancashire

Mireia Guix


University of Queensland

Tom Gur

Associate Professor

University of Cambridge

Hamed Haddadi

Professor of Human-Centred Systems

Imperial College London

Dini Hajarrahmah

Ph.D. Student

Virginia Tech

Elizabeth Ann Halpenny


University of Alberta

Freya Higgins-Desbiolles

Adjunct Senior Lecturer

University of South Australia

James Higham


Griffith University

Chadley R Hollas

Presidential Graduate Fellow and Ph.D. Student

University of Georgia

Debbie Hopkins

Associate Professor

University of Oxford

Edward H. Huijbens


Wageningen University

Carter A Hunt

Associate Professor

Penn State University

Alice Hutchings


University of Cambridge

David Irwin


University of Massachusetts Amherst

Agata Jackiewicz


Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier, France

Romain Jacob

Postdoctoral Researcher

ETH Zürich

Xiaofan (Fred) Jiang

Associate Professor

Columbia University

S. Keshav

Robert Sansom Professor of Computer Science

University of Cambridge, UK

Maria Kramer

Senior Lecturer

University of Westminster

Jakub Kronenberg

Associate Professor

University of Lodz

Dhruv Kumar

Assistant Professor

IIIT Delhi

Henri Kuokkanen

Associate Professor

Institut Lyfe

Pierrick Labbé


University of Montpellier

Rinzing Lama

Assistant Professor

Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management

Machiel Lamers

Associate Professor

Wageningen University & Research

Ian Robert Lamond

Senior Lecturer

Leeds Beckett University

Rémi Laxenaire


Laboratoire de l'Atmosphère et des Cyclones (LACy, Île de la Réunion)

Stephen Lee

Assistant Professor

University of Pittsburgh

Willy Legrand


IU International University of Applied Sciences, Germany

José Castillo Lema


IFFE Business School

Fanny Lhardy

Maîtresse de conférences

ENS de Lyon

Emily R Lines

Associate Professor in Physical Geography

University of Cambridge

Steven Low

Gilloon Professor of Computing & Mathematical Sciences, and Electrical Engineering


Deneire Luc


Université Côte d'Azur

Michael Lück



Anil Madhavapeddy

Professor of Planetary Computing

University of Cambridge

Eliott Marceau

Student / Intern


Andrea Marinoni

Professor of Environmental Data Science

UiT the Arctic University of Norway

Pascal Maugis


Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement

Benjamin Mauroy

Research Director


Benjamin J. McCall

Professor of Sustainability

University of Dayton

Michael Menth


University of Tuebingen, Germany

Milto Miltiadou

Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Cambridge

Paola Minoia

Associate Professor

University of Turin

Kamiar Mohaddes

Associate Professor in Economics & Policy

University of Cambridge

Andrew William Moore


University of Cambridge

Cláudia Patrícia de Almeida Seabra

Associate Professor

University of Coimbra (Portugal)

Zoltan Nagy

Assistant Professor

The University of Texas at Austin

Apurva Narayan

Assistant Professor

University of Western Ontario

Jatin Nathwani


University of Waterloo

U. Ashwin K.V. Nayak


University of Waterloo

Valério Rodrigues de Souza Neto

Ph.D. Candidate

Griffith Aviation/Griffith Institute For Tourism - Griffith University

Astrid Nieße

Professor for Digitalized Energy Systems

Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

Chigozie Jude Odum


University of Nigeria Nsukka

Mark D. Ohman

Distinguished Professor of the Graduate Division

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego

Tatsuya 'Ted' Oka


School of Tourism, Tokai University

Helen Oliver

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Birkbeck, University of London

Dominic Orchard

Co-director of the Institute of Computing for Climate Science

University of Cambridge

Caroline Orchiston

Director, Centre for Sustainability

University of Otago

Bienvenido Ortega


University of Malaga

Laurent Pagani


CNRS & Observatoire de Paris

Guillaume Papuga

Lecturer in Ecology

Université de Montpellier (France)

Ankit R. Patel

Research Scholar

University of Minho, Portugal

Etienne Pauthenet

Data Scientist in Oceanography


Paul Peeters

Distinguished Professor sustainable transport for tourism

Breda University of Aplied Sciences

Amâncio Lucas de Sousa Pereira

Assistant Researcher

ITI, LARSyS, Técnico Lisboa, University of Lisbon

Pablo Pereira-Doel

Assistant Professor

University of Surrey

Laurent Perrin

Research Director


Joseph Petrik

Communications Officer, Cheriton School of Computer Science

University of Waterloo

Jakob Poffley

Postgraduate Student

University of Cambridge

Ann Pomeroy

Senior Research Fellow

Centre For Sustainabity Otago University

Yael Ram

Associate Professor

Ashkelon Academic College

Carl Edward Rasmussen

Professor of Machine Learning

University of Cambridge

S. Mostafa Rasoolimanesh

Professor of Sustainable Tourism

Edith Cowan University

Raymond Rastegar


Griffith University

Asun Rodríguez-Uña

Newton International Fellow

University of Cambridge

Josyane Ronchail

Climate Researcher

Laboratory of Ocean and Climate LOCEAN

Lisa Ruhanen

Professor and Deputy Head of UQ Business School

The University of Queensland

Sébastien Rumley

Associate Professor of Software Engineering

University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland

Rahul Runthala

Research Scholar , Previously Lecturer( for 10+ years )


Antonio Russo (aka Paolo)


Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain

Emmanuel Salim

Assistant Professor

University Toulouse Jean Jaurès

Jean-Michel Salles

Senior Researcher (Directeur de Recherche)


Yusuf Sayed

Professor of Education

University of Cambridge

Hartmut Schmeck

KIT Distinguished Senior Fellow

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Aaditeshwar Seth


Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Rajani Singh

Assistant Professor

Copenhagen Business School

Janet Rhona Stephenson

Research Professor

Centre for Sustainability, University of Otago

Ya-Yen Sun

Associate Professor

University of Queensland

Frederic Thomas

Associate Professor

Institut de Recherche et d'Etudes Supérieures du Tourisme

Barbara Tomasella

Assistant Professor

Derby University

Isabelle Tournier


Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3

Joshua Tremblay

Lecturer in Cardiovascular and Exercise Physiology

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Martin Turbet

Research Scientist


Aude Valade



Jérôme Vialard

Senior Scientist

Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)

Andreas Vlachos


University of Cambridge

Florence Volaire

Researcher in Ecology

INRAE France

Ivana Volić


Independent Scholar

Daniela Wagner

Academic Expert & Lecturer

Vienna University of Applied Sciences for Management and Communication

William Waites

Principal Research Engineer

University of Southampton

Wim Wanderbauwhede

Professor in Low Carbon and Sustainable Computing

University of Glasgow

Dan Wang


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Ju Wang


Northwest University, China

Prisiclla Wehi

Associate Professor

University of Otago

Qiao Xiang


Xiamen University

Lena Yang

Assistant Staff

University of Cambridge

Eiko Yoneki

Senior Researcher

University of Cambridge

Liu Yue

Post-graduate(research) Student

Hainan University