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This guide highlights the important role universities in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific have in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and provides practical guidance on how they can accelerate their contributions.
This study investigated whether a course which focused on raising students' awareness of sustainability, from a balanced perspective, that is, one which gives equal consideration to the social and economic aspects as well as the environmental would produce graduates with the knowledge...
Many parts of Australia have been experiencing a long-running heatwave, with temperatures soaring above 40 degrees in some areas. So what impact is this having on schools? And is it time for the government to roll out a national policy on heat protection?
This report documents the university's environmental and sustainability outcomes against the Global Reporting Initiative – the world benchmark for sustainability reporting. The report aims to:identify sustainability issues impacting the environment and society as a result of Swinburne’s activities describe our sustainability journey –...
Green schools are healthier, more productive places to learn.
Across Australia, most of our 9,500 schools and many of our tertiary institutions have been built to meet only minimum building code requirements. The result is facilities that are not necessarily designed to provide comfortable,...
This report details the process and findings from the first climate risk assessment carried out for RMIT University. Whist the primary focus is on the Melbourne City campus the research activity also draws on interviews and documentation from the RMIT International...
Climate change poses direct and indirect risks to health. Direct risks include physical injury because of more frequent events such as bushfire, and increased heat-related death and disease. Indirect risks include more infectious diseases transmitted through vectors such as insects, and mental and physical health...
As reflected in the sustainable development goals (SDGs), sustainable development is a multi-dimensional concept integrating political, ethical, economic, and other factors. Reports from the United Nations (UN) Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD) suggest that universities are more engaged with sustainable development in higher...
This report covers the first assessment of a recent coral bleaching event at Tongareva, the largest and most remote atoll in the Cook Islands, in January 2019 and explores what can be done to mitigate the risks of climate change for there.