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University of Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines
Description/achievement of initiative

By signing the Commitment for Sustainable practices in higher education institutions, on the occasion of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20, the University of Versailles Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines wish to strengthen its leadership on this field. The university wish also to share knowledge and experience feedbacks relating to territories innovation strategies and their implementation modalities. The University believes in its ability to federate public and private actors of its territories to develop innovative projects in sustainable development and to build together an open-minded university to meet the challenges of the 21th century.

Implementation methodologies

Sylvie Faucheux President of the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and professor of environmental economics and sustainable development- confirms the university involvment for sustainable development. During the last 10 years, the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines made a sheer commitment for sustainable development at local, national and international levels. Boldly engaged in that field of sustainability, the university, as a pioneer in France, integrated this item in the running of the establishment. Sylvie Faucheux is also co-president of the Sustainability Commission of the French Council of University Presidents at the origin of the French approach of sustainable development in universities and colleges named the Green Plan Framework.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


University of Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines
Progress reports
Goal 4
Green Plan Framework
Staff / Technical expertise
Expertise of students and staff concerning sustainable development

Basic information
Time-frame: 2012 - 2015
University of Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines
Contact information
Jean-Luc Vayssière , President of the University, jean-luc.vayssiere@uvsq.fr
United Nations