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

Sustainable Low-Carbon Society Project

Office for a Sustainable Campus

Center for Sustainability Science

B) Events
The 6th Sustainability Weeks (SW), our annual outreach campaign from October 6 to 21 this year. .


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

Action Network
  • Higher Education Sustainability Initiative
Hiroshi Saeki, President, aua@sustain.hokudai.ac.jp

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