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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 ProjectsAlternative University Appraisal Project http://www.sustain.hokudai.ac.jp/aua/Sustainable Low-Carbon Society Project http://www.sustain.hokudai.ac.jp/carbon/ Office for a Sustainable Campus http://www.osc.hokudai.ac.jp/en/ Center for Sustainability Science http://www.census.hokudai.ac.jp/ B) EventsThe 6th Sustainability Weeks (SW), our annual outreach campaign from October 6 to 21 this year. . http://www.sustain.hokudai.ac.jp/sw/"

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Hokkaido University
Progress reports
Goal 4
Sustainable Low-Carbon Society Project
Alternative University Appraisal Project
Center for Sustainability Science
Office for a Sustainable Campus
Staff / Technical expertise
Expertise of students and staff concerning sustainable development

Basic information
Time-frame: 2012 - 2015
Hokkaido University
Contact information
Hiroshi Saeki, President, aua@sustain.hokudai.ac.jp
United Nations