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Green UiO presentation at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) conference in Copenhagen November 2012.

Green UiO presentation at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) conference in Copenhagen November 2012.



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    • If you can not measure it You can not manage it!A Systemic approcah for measuring environmentalsustainability in Higher Education InstitutionsMaryam FaghihimaniSustainability AdviserUniversity of OsloSustainability Assessment in the 21st Century - tools, trends and applications26-28 Nov 2012
    • Main Questions:what is a Sustainable University?How to measure it?How Sustainable is UiO in compare with others?How sustainable are other universities?What can UiO learn from other universities?How to implement sustainability in practice?
    • Phase 1: Diagnosis•Defining sustainability•Designing model of sustainable university•Operationalizing the theoretical framework•Developing table of indicators• Context analysing universities’ performance•Comparing their sustainability performance
    • Phase 2: Implementation• Recommending a set of Best Green Practice• Observing the process of implementation• Re-evaluating the performance after one year• •Analysing the progress and its outcomes• Including the finding in the action plan
    • Dimentions of Educational Institutions
    • Governance Curriculum & Research Operation Other related activitiesand StudyAdministration opportunityStaff position / Undergraduate study Research Centre / Energy ConferencesSustainability office in Environmental T Institute SustainabilityPolicies / Postgraduate study in Internal Grant Carbon emission Students groupPrinciples/ Strategy Environmental Opportunity SustainabilityInstitutional Doctoral studies in External Funding Waste Recycling Events (except conferences)declaration/ EnvironmentalResolutions SustainabilityStrategic approach/ Environmental Research Building Community ProjectsAction plan Sustainability Collaboration with Education Industry & CorporateInternal Awards Multidisciplinary Journal Purchasing University- Community Partnership Sustainability EducationAnnual Service Learning Communication Water Website of SustainabilitySustainability within Research centre/activitiesReports CentresStudents levy Student Research Other research Food & Dining Media/ News from Sustainability of Activities UniversityAudits Climate Change Climate Change Paper External Awards and Recognition Housing Campus tour & Flyers Sustainability Raising Awareness/ Culture Change
    • Sample Universities• Harvard University • Australian National University (THE• Cambridge University Ranking: 17) • University of Tokyo (THE 22)• Yale University • Bristol University (THE 34)• UCL (University College London) • University of Copenhagen (THE• Imperial College London Ranking: 51)• Oxford University • British Colombia University (THE 40 )• Chicago University • Gothenburg University (THE 185)• Princeton University • Bradford University (N/A)• MIT ( Massachusetts Institute of • University of Bergen (UiB) (THE Ranking: 144) Technology) • Norwegian University of Science and• CALTECH (California Institute of Technology (NTNU) (N/A) Technology) • Norwegian University of Life Science (UMB) (N/A) UiO THE Ranking 101 in 2009
    • Universities’ performance according to the 50 Indicators of Environmental Sustainability6050 48 48 48 47 47 47 46 46 46 45 45 43 43 42 4140 37 32 3030 26 2020 1810 0
    • UiO Performance to ES in 2010-20125045 3540 333530 2025201510 5 0 UiO Commitment to ES Status 2010 Predicted status for UiO Current Status of UiO Commitment Commitment to ES based on short to ES, June 2012 term planning for 2011
    • Progress in implementation of ES in different dimensions at UiO 2010-2012 Sustainability in Governance/8 12 10 8 6 Sustainability in related Sustainability in 4 activities/11 Curriculum/8 2010 Status 2 Suggested plan for 2011 0 Curent status June 2012 Sustainability in Sustainability in Operation/16 Research/7UiO ES status in 2012: Governance: 5 out of 8, Curriculum: 4 Out of 8, Research:5 Out of 7, Operation: 12 out of 16, Other activities: 10 out of 11
    • Is that correct that :If you can not measure it , you can not manage it?
    • For more information please contact:maryamfa@admin.uio.noWebsite: www.uio.noVisit our blog:ønt UiO / Green UiO