Status of initiative: N/a
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 ProjectsAlternative University Appraisal Project Low-Carbon Society Project Office for a Sustainable Campus Center for Sustainability Science B) EventsThe 6th Sustainability Weeks (SW), our annual outreach campaign from October 6 to 21 this year. ."

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Hokkaido University
Sustainable Low-Carbon Society Project
Alternative University Appraisal Project
Center for Sustainability Science
Office for a Sustainable Campus
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: Sapporo, Japan
Date of completion: 2015
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
Hiroshi Saeki,

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