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Webinar on the Baseline and Future of Sustainability Policies at Nordic Higher Education Institutions

March 17, 2022 @ 13:00 - 15:00

NUAS Sustainability group and The Nordic Sustainable Campus Network (NSCN) bring to you a free and open

Webinar on the baseline and future of sustainability policies at Nordic higher education institutions

Thursday, 17 March 2022, at 1–3 pm (Scandinavian/Central European Time)

Zoom link for the webinar: https://kth-se.zoom.us/j/69758808392
Meeting ID: 697 5880 8392

This webinar will focus on sustainability policies and the need for their further development at Nordic higher education institutions. We will discuss relevant policies and future steps through various cases from different Nordic countries.

Programme on 17 March 2022

1:00–1:05 pm – Opening words, Chair of NSCN, Sustainability Manager Kristina von Oelreich, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

1:05–2:00 pm – Cases from Nordic countries

  • A Danish case: Green transition in higher education – Associate Professor Caroline Aggestam Pontoppidan, Copenhagen Business School
  • A Finnish case: Theses on sustainable development and responsibility by the Finnish Council of University Rectors UNIFI – Director Tommi Lehtonen, University of Vaasa
  • An Icelandic case: The influence of governmental climate policy and initiatives on the University of Iceland – Project Manager Sólrún Sigurðardóttir, University of Iceland
  • A Norwegian case: National framework and local strategies pointing towards sustainability – Director Vebjørn Bakken, UiO:Energy
  • A Swedish case: Governance and collaboration among higher education institutions in Sweden – Sustainability Manager Kristina von Oelreich, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

2:00–2:55 pm – Discussions in breakout rooms followed by discussion in plenary: What are we doing for sustainability at Nordic higher education institutions? What should we do more or differently? Is there a need for a common sustainability policy for Nordic universities? What would be the future steps for policy formation and implementation?

2:55–3:00 pm – Closing words, Kristina von Oelreich

You are welcome to this webinar!

The webinar will be followed by two other webinars developing and specifying the topic further. In May 19, 2022, we discuss the carbon footprint of Nordic higher education institutions, and in September 15, 2022, we focus on the reduction and compensation of carbon footprint. There will be more information coming.

NUAS Sustainability group and The Nordic Sustainable Campus Network (NSCN) aim at enhancing the integration of sustainability into Nordic higher education institutions and promote sustainable practices in all campus operations.


March 17, 2022
13:00 - 15:00
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