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Sustainability strategy and Sustainability plan

Lund University’s vision is to be a world-class university that works to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition and thereby be a driving force for sustainable development. In order for employees and students to be able to make sustainable choices during their working and study time, and for Lund University to be a sustainable place to work and study, there are several governing documents and plans for implementation.

Policy for sustainable development

The policy states that the University’s wish and ambition is to be a driving force for sustainable development and to contribute to achieving the sustainability goals in Agenda 2030.

Read the Policy for sustainable development

Strategy for sustainable development

The University has adopted a long-term sustainability strategy for 2019-2026, which applies to all of the University’s activities and all members of staff. The aim of the strategy is to provide direction and establish a number of visions, but not to regulate in detail how they are to be implemented.

Read the Strategy for sustainable development

Sustainability plan 2020-2026

Each faculty and organisational unit is responsible for drawing up an action plan that describes how it will implement the University’s sustainability strategy.

This sustainability plan is to establish concrete goals and initiatives to achieve the overall objectives of the sustainability strategy.

Here you will find the University’s general action plan which contains goals for first and second cycle education, research studies, research, external engagement and management and support organisations.

  • One of the goals is for research to make a more powerful impact in the field of sustainability, by facilitating research initiatives across subject boundaries and for collaboration between researchers and wider society.
  • Another goal is the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 50% within 2023, on average 16% per year (reference year 2018), in accordance with research findings, the IPCC, the Paris Agreement and the Climate Framework.

The revised sustainability plan is currently being translated into English. The Swedish version is found here: Hållbarhetsplan för Lunds universitet 2020–2026 Reviderat beslut 2023-02-02 (PDF 4 MB, new tab)

With its sustainability plan, Lund University aims to show that essential steps are being taken towards a sustainable organisation and a sustainable society. The plan is also a support for all the faculties and organisational units that are to draw up their own sustainability plans. The plan is to be revised in 2022, 2024 and 2026, which opens up opportunities to further raise the level of ambition and to add activities in the next few years.

Contact information sustainability at Lund University

Claes Nilén
Environmental manager
+46 46 222 41 59
claes [dot] nilen [at] bygg [dot] lu [dot] se (claes[dot]nilen[at]bygg[dot]lu[dot]se)

Maria Nilsson
Environmental coordinator
+46 46 222 70 82
maria [dot] nilsson [at] bygg [dot] lu [dot] se (maria[dot]nilsson[at]bygg[dot]lu[dot]se)

Anna Ekberg
Coordinator Sustainability Forum
+46 70 399 70 78
anna [dot] ekberg [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (anna[dot]ekberg[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)