• Submitted by: Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI)
  • Primary SD area: Education
  • Keywords: education
  • Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Date of completion: 1 Jan 2000
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Deliverables & Resources
Higher Education Sustainability Initiative - University of Lausanne

Organization(s) making commitment

University of Lausanne

Achievement of Commitment

The aim therefore is to propose examples of new lifestyles that respect local and global limits and balances. The sustainability strategy, which takes shape through a participatory process, is called the UNILís Agenda 21.

Measures :
1. Encourage teaching and research on themes of sustainability
2. Strengthen the culture of sustainability in the UNIL community
3. Affirm UNIL as a centre of reflection on sustainability
4. Manage UNILís consumption of natural resources and energy in a rational way
5. Make sustainability a part of UNILís quality culture

How this will be achieved

By the term ďsustainabilityĒ UNIL means the need for society to maintain a degree of prosperity, while at the same time drastically reducing its impact on the biosphere by showing greater consideration for the limits of natural riches and the need to share resources more fairly. While the natural sciences and technology will play a role in creating innovative solutions, it is clear that they alone will not be able to meet this challenge. Institutional, economic and social innovations will also be necessary. It is the responsibility of educational and research institutions to analyse in depth the mechanisms that lead to current imbalances and to contribute to the emergence of such innovations.

Deliverable Date
UNILís Agenda 21 2015

Resources devoted to delivery
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise Expertise of students and staff concerning sustainable development
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