Declarations and Charters
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is signatory to the following declarations and charters that call for universities to make a strong commitment to sustainability.
Declarations and Charters
Organisation or Event
Agenda 21 (see Chapter 36 'Education,
Set in place a range of activities to implement global sustainable development. Advocates a holistic approach to environmental education.
Australian Universities Ecological Development Charter
|National Union of |
|Provide a strong framework to guide |
sustainability within Australian universities. Similar in content to the Talloires Declaration.
|AVCC Policy on Education |
for Sustainable Development
|Commit to education for sustainable |
development and acknowledge the leading role played by universities in furthering the goals of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD).
Kyoto Declaration on
|Urge universities worldwide to seek, establish and disseminate a clearer understanding of sustainable development. It is recommended |
that each university have its own action plan that makes an institutional commitment to the principle and practice of sustainable development.
G8 University Summit
|Outline the responsibility of universities to contribute towards sustainability and the specific actions they must undertake to fulfil that responsibility. It recognises eight principles concerning the role of universities in global efforts to attain sustainability.|
University Leaders for
Outlines a 10-point action plan for incorporating sustainability and environmental literacy in teaching, research, operations and outreach at
The Greenhouse Challenge
|Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings, waste products and plant and office equipment.|
United Nations Decade of
|UNESCO||Implement environmental education globally, for everyone’s benefit, while working to build thecommunity’s capacity to co-create a sustainable |
|Universitas 21 Statement |
|Universitas 21 (U21)||Member network of 20 research-led universities that benchmark against each other and commit to progressing global sustainable development in five areas:|
|Sustainability Collaboration Agreement||Randwick City Council||Enables UNSW students to access internship and placement opportunities with Randwick Council and for the council to access a number of specialist sustainability activities underway across the University. It facilitates practical student learning and the application of particular areas of research and teaching into on-ground sustainability related projects or strategy areas being delivered through Council programs.|