Responsible unit: Property management office
Contact: Lena Lundqvist

The environment, climate and sustainable development are central issues for Stockholm University. Through research, education and collaboration, the University contributes knowledge and skills that are necessary for sustainable and democratic social development at national and international level. At the same time, Stockholm University strives to continuously reduce any negative environmental impacts caused by its own operations. In both its core activities and through operational support, the University is striving to contribute to Agenda 2030 and to achieve global sustainability goals regarding the ecological dimension. The University's climate roadmap will lead to its work in research, education and operational support being at the forefront for achieving carbon neutrality by 2040. In its work for continuous improvement, Stockholm University will:

  • If necessary, develop and renew study programmes and courses at first and second cycle level in the field of environment and sustainability both within and between the areas of human and natural sciences, thereby contributing to society's knowledge, competence and capacity in these areas.
  • Where relevant, integrate environmental and sustainability issues into its study programmes and courses. Future professionals will have gained knowledge about how, on the basis of their area of study, they can contribute to a good environment and sustainable social development.
  • Develop the possibility of addressing interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary environmental and sustainability issues as well as interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research collaborations in environment and sustainability at the University.
  • Communicate current environmental and sustainability research conducted at the University in dialogue with relevant stakeholders in the surrounding community.
  • Actively collaborate with industry, higher education institutions, other authorities and organisations and other relevant stakeholders with the goals of creating a good environment, sustainable social development and climate adjustment.
  • Encourage and create the conditions for employees and students to contribute to the work related to the environment and sustainable development.
  • Continuously strive to minimise the negative environmental impact that the University’s operations directly or indirectly cause, promote and develop biodiversity on campus, and reduce the use of natural resources, e.g. through circular systems.
  • Through continuous work and specific efforts to implement the climate roadmap, reduce the University's carbon footprint and achieve carbon neutrality by 2040.