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University joins international sustainable campus network

Edinburgh has joined a global network of universities committed to embedding sustainability in the curriculum and general working practice.

The International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) is represented by world-leading higher-education institutions from 14 countries, and Edinburgh is the first Scottish university to join it.

Other member institutions include Oxford, Yale, Harvard, Peking and Melbourne universities.

This is a great opportunity to participate in a global network that will allow us to share best practice and work collaboratively in achieving common goals.

Dave GormanDirector of Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Global forum

The ISCN provides a global forum to support institutions in the exchange of information, ideas and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations, and integrating sustainability in research and training.

Bernd Kasemir, ISCN Program Manager, said: “We’re delighted to welcome the University of Edinburgh into the ISCN and look forward to providing a platform for international value exchange and partnership on campus sustainability.”

Sustainable campus goals

In 2009 the ISCN and World Economic Forum initiative GULF brought together the heads of 26 leading universities to develop the ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter.

The charter aims to support universities in setting targets and reporting on sustainable campus development goals and performance.