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Universitat de València
Description/achievement of initiative

The University of Valencia has included sustainability as an essential part of its strategy to promote sustainable development initiatives in all areas of its activity, to achieve healthier living conditions, a more responsible use of resources and to adapt the institution to future scenarios. To reach this objective, the University has developed a scheme called Sustainable Campus (Campus Sostenible), focusing on three main areas: 1. EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOR HEALTH AND SUSTAINABILITYGenerate coordination between educational and research policies, encouraging the promotion of awareness in the university community to establish a relationship between educational and research policies for health and sustainability.2. SUSTAINABLE AND HEALTHY CAMPUSThe University wants to minimize the negative environmental impact of its activities and at the same time maximize economic, social and environmental values, and meet the requirements of the university community to achieve a sustainable and healthy campus.3. SOCIAL COMMITMENT AND PARTICIPATIONIt aims to increase the knowledge about the social impact of the University and its activities, both internal and external, through measures of social commitment and participation.

Implementation methodologies

Through continued efforts already underway.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Universitat de València
Progress reports
Goal 4
Sustainable Campus (Campus Sostenible)
Staff / Technical expertise
Expertise of students and staff concerning sustainable development

Basic information
Time-frame: 2012 - 2015
Universitat de València
Contact information
Esteban Morcillo, Rector, rectorat@uv.es
United Nations