12 Oct 2017 Story Education & environment

Innovations in Higher Education and Sustainability Launch of Platform for Sustainable Performance in Education

Representatives from 9 Universities in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America highlighted innovations in higher education for sustainability.

  • Curriculum innovations: Transformative learning, transdisciplinary and policy relevant courses, and development of leadership programmes on sustainability, and scholarships;
  • Campus operations: Green campus concepts and approaches, sustainability oriented universities, systems based approaches and low carbon campus concepts, including energy efficiency, water use and waste reduction and recycling programmes on campus;
  • Community/policy engagement: Universities working with communities to value ecosystems, South-South and North-South partnerships and case studies, active University networks at regional levels; and ensuring service and solutions based, with strong policy linkages.