Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Sustainability Commitments, Institutional Level

  • Katarzyna CichosEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_486

Definition

The sum of the many ways individuals and institutions, public and private, including universities, manage their sustainable development policy within the education sector. It includes formal institutions and regimes cooperation and empowerment to enforce international recommendation in the area of education for sustainable development as well as formal and informal arrangements (institutional platforms of cooperation) including higher education initiatives, to implement sustainable development through education and curricula, research, campus operations, and organizational change management.

Introduction

Based on the concept of sustainable development (SD) which concentrates on the three interconnected “pillars” of sustainability, the economic, social, and environmental, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Agenda 2030) officially came into force on 1 January 2016. Implementation and monitoring of the SDGs and the 2030...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in WarsawWarsawPoland

Section editors and affiliations

  • Rudi Pretorius
    • 1
  1. 1.University of South AfricaPretoriaSouth Africa