Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

- Continue to provide environmental leadership by strengthening our commitment to education for sustainable development through the creation of further associated teaching and learning opportunities. (goal 1)- Encouraging environmental and social responsibility within and beyond our physical boundaries(Goal 4)- Support the development of a smarter travel area in conjunction with local authorities in the Limerick urban area (Goal 4).- Preserve the natural environment by working to ensure that the high quality of our campus is protected and enhanced (Resources)- Develop sustainable energy strategies for all aspects of campus activity (Resources)

Implementation methodologies

In order to achieve these goals UL has recently ratified a detailed set of Environmental Protocols for all areas of its activity and in 2011.In addition, UL has also joined (2011) the international Green Metric rankings initiative ( which allows universities in both the developed and developing world to compare their efforts towards campus sustainability and environment friendly university management.The current version of the UL Strategic plan Pioneering and Connnected is available at

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


University of Limerick
Green Metric rankings initiative
Environmental Protocols
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Goal 4
Resources devoted to implementation
Staff / Technical expertise
Expertise of students and staff concerning sustainable development
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 2 May
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Location: Limerick, Ireland
Date of completion: 2015
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
Don Barry,

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