Experiences from the implementation of sustainable development in higher education institutions: Environmental Management for Sustainable Universities

Tomás B. Ramos, Sandra Caeiro, Bart Van Hoof, Rodrigo Lozano, Donald Huisingh, Kim Ceulemans

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Abstract

During the last decades several international initiatives have emphasised that education is an imperative for societies to become more sustainable. This special volume stream is comprised of 33 papers that illustrate some of the efforts being taken by higher education institutions to contribute to sustainability. The majority of the papers were presented at the European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production - Environmental Management for Sustainable Universities conference in Istanbul, Turkey in 2013. The papers address topics such as implementation of sustainable development, stakeholder engagement and participation, campus operations, sustainability reporting and assessment, organisational change management, and curriculum development. the papers in this special volume stream provide significant steps for the higher education for sustainable development discipline by exploring new and rethink theories, approaches, concepts, methods, and frameworks, as well as providing case studies and guidelines for practitioners. As the collection of papers shows, there have been many efforts in the implementation of sustainable development in higher education institutions; however, there are still many challenges to integrate sustainable development into their systems, and many opportunities for research in the topic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-10
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
Volume106
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015

Keywords

  • Campus operations
  • Curricula design and development
  • Higher education for sustainable development
  • Implementation of sustainable development
  • Organisational change management
  • Sustainability assessment and reporting

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