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Hokkaido University .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
Information
  • Submitted by: Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI)
  • Topic: Education
  • Keywords: education
  • Location: Sapporo, Japan
  • Date of completion: 2015
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Deliverables & Resources
Action network
  • This voluntary initiative came from Higher Education Sustainability Initiative
Hokkaido University

Partner(s)

Hokkaido University

Description/achievement of initiative

In June 2008, Hokkaido University hosted the worlds' first G8 University Summit. Representatives from 35 universities around the world came together, and vowed universities will be a driving force for attaining sustainability and adopted the Sapporo Sustainability Declaration (SSD), in which the participants confirmed that we:
1. Solve problems through research, in order to bequeath a sustainable world to future generations;
2. Educate future generations, by disseminating information about sustainability and training leaders;
3. Serve as a role model toward a sustainable society by applying sustainability-relevant knowledge in a social context, such as the development of a sustainable campus.

Implementation methodologies

A) Sustainability Projects
Alternative University Appraisal Project
http://www.sustain.hokudai.ac.jp/aua/

Sustainable Low-Carbon Society Project
http://www.sustain.hokudai.ac.jp/carbon/

Office for a Sustainable Campus
http://www.osc.hokudai.ac.jp/en/

Center for Sustainability Science
http://www.census.hokudai.ac.jp/

B) Events
The 6th Sustainability Weeks (SW), our annual outreach campaign from October 6 to 21 this year. .
http://www.sustain.hokudai.ac.jp/sw/"

Deliverables
Deliverable Date
Center for Sustainability Science 2015
Office for a Sustainable Campus 2015
Sustainable Low-Carbon Society Project 2015
Alternative University Appraisal Project 2015
Resources
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise Expertise of students and staff concerning sustainable development
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