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

Since 2008, the University of Nantes has been implicated in sustainable development because it is clear for actors of the University that higher education has a crucial role to play in the evolution of the society. In 2009, the Agenda 21 of the University of Nantes has been built. It is an ambitious program in which each member of the community ? students and staff ? is involved.

Implementation methodologies

This program is divided into five items: - Environmental management - Transports and soft mobility - Social policy - Awareness, Teaching and Research - Strategy and governance More details are available on the website of the university (

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Université de Nantes
Agenda 21
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: Nantes, France
Date of completion: 2015
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
Olivier Laboux,

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