Since 1972 many academic declarations, charters and partnerships were developed that were designed to foster environmental education, and education for sustainable development. Since 1987 there has been a large increase in such initiatives. The initiatives discussed emphasise that universities have a moral obligation to work towards sustainable societies, focusing on environmental degradation, threats to society, and sustainable production and consumption for this and future generations. This research presents the results from a survey exploring whether universities have signed any of the available initiatives and to what extent they have been implementing sustainable development into their systems.
Author: Rodrigo Lozano