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RMIT University
Description/achievement of initiative

RMIT University has committed to develop sustainable practices. RMIT has established a Sustainability Committee in order to promote and coordinate the development and implementation of sustainability initiatives across all areas of the University including RMIT Vietnam. The objective of the RMIT Sustainability Committee is to provide leadership, coordination and guidance to the University for integration of sustainability principles and practices throughout the University's core teaching and learning, research and operational activities. It reports to the Vice Chancellor's Executive on the status of the University's sustainability performance, including its observance of external commitments and obligations.

Implementation methodologies

Compliance with the Environmental Resource Efficiency Plans (EREP), which is administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)Submit a WaterMAPS (Management Action Plan) Annual Report, which contains a report on RMIT's water consumption and details of actions taken to conserve water and future plans for further reductions in water usage, to City West Water and Yarra Valley WaterInvest $500 million into its capital works programResearch in:- developing technology to analyse the effects of greenhouse gases on water and food sources- mapping and modelling the potential impacts of climate change on different species- developing and evaluating effective policy and community responses to the effects of climate change.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


RMIT University
Updates to initiatives
Goal 4
Annual Reports on Progress
Financing (in USD)
500,000,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
Expertise of students and staff committed to sustainability

This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Basic information
Time-frame: 2012 - 2013
RMIT University
Contact information
Colin Fudge, Professor, Pro Vice Chancellor and Vice President RMIT, Chair Sustainability Committee,
United Nations