The University of Copenhagen has ambitious goals for sustainability designed to make UCPH one of the world’s most sustainable universities. “Green Campus 2020: A Strategy for Resource Efficiency and Sustainability” includes several environmental goals, including specific targets for energy and CO2 reductions:
- 71 percent reduction of carbon emissions per student/employee
- 35 percent reduction of energy consumption per student/employee
By focusing on systemic solutions, the University of Copenhagen will be an international model for sustainable universities. UCPH must collaborate with other ambitious universities such as those in the IARU, use the best experiences, and help improve sustainability in universities around the world through knowledge sharing. UCPH focuses on:
Physical settings Sustainable physical environment: buildings, facilities, technology and infrastructure.
Living Lab Development and demonstration of the sustainability solutions that UCPH itself researches and teaches. UCPH should be a living laboratory for the development of tomorrow’s sustainability solutions.
Culture A sustainability culture in which all staff and students encounter and practice sustainable behaviour in their everyday life. Sustainability and resource efficiency should be integrated efficiently and meaningfully in the organisation and management of the university.