Unicamp at the Conference of the International Sustainable Campus Network

Next week, June 11-14, the Annual Conference of the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) will take place on the campus of the University of São Paulo (USP). ISCN is a not-for-profit association of world-renowned colleges and universities representing more than 30 countries that aims to holistically integrate sustainability into campus operations, research and teaching around the world. Since 2015 Unicamp has been part of this network. The signatories of the ISCN / GULF Sustainable Campus Charter recognize that research and higher education organizations have a unique role to play in developing the technologies, strategies, citizens and leaders needed for a more sustainable future. The signing of this Charter represents the public commitment of an organization to align its operations, research and education with the objective of sustainability. The signatories undertake to: 1) implement the three ISCN / GOLFO sustainable campus principles outlined below, 2) set concrete and measurable goals for each of the three principles, and strive to achieve them; the performance of their organizations in this regard.

The purpose of the ISCN 2019 Conference is to emphasize the power that collaborative partnerships can play in the role that HEIs play in advancing sustainable development. Through the active participation and involvement of its members and guests it is intended to share knowledge, culture, models and methods to further advance the commitment to the development of sustainability. The benefits of sharing experiences will build and expand the relationships and networks of experts within the ISCN and encourage ongoing exchanges throughout the year.

On the second day of the event, June 13, and within the “Cultural Change and Definition of Strategies” axis, the Director of the Integrated Master Plan of Unicamp, Thalita Dalbelo, will present the Master Plan of the University and the project of the International Hub for Sustainable Development (HIDS).