UN launches toolkit to green up universities

Across the world, the office of the United Nations Environment is working with universities to set up national and regional Green University Networks to enable institutions to incorporate low carbon-climate resilience development strategies and sustainability in education, training, and campus operations. The office has produced the Greening Universities Toolkit V2.0 to inspire universities to design, develop and implement strategies for green, resource-efficient and low carbon campuses. The toolkit aims to encourage and promote the contribution of universities to the overall sustainability of the planet and help them become agents of change. Drawing on innovations and best practice in sustainability, it looks at defining sustainability, initiating transformations, indicators, technologies for transformation, policy governance, and administration and resources for change. It also includes dozens of case studies from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America campuses.

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