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

The University of Catania during next years will continue to reduce its carbon footprint by different actions, including dissemination informations related with a responsable use of resources between students, teachers and administrative employees.

Implementation methodologies

In particular, the University of Catania aims:
-to encourage the use of electronic market for public admistration procurement;
-to reduce the counsumption of paper and save energy using also for official communications telematic communication technologies;
-to obtain energy using photovoltaic panels;
-to support sustainable methods of tranports in and around campus;
-to support research into green technologies;
-to take part in the local Observatory on waste collection and reconversion of waste materials;
-to adopt, in collaboration with the local municipality of the city of Catania, an efficacy and efficency collection system of collection and disposal of waste materials in the buildings of the University;
-to continue to take part in network at National and International level on sustainable acitivities carried out by public administrations (eg. green public procurement ).

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


UniversitÓ degli Studi di Catania
Encourage the use of electronic market for public admistration procurement
Take part in the local Observatory on waste collection and reconversion of waste materials
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Goal 4
Resources devoted to implementation
Staff / Technical expertise
Expertise of students and staff dedicated to sustainability
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 2 May
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
Location: Catania, Italy
Date of completion: 2015
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
Giacomo Pignataro,

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