The Sustainability Team aims to expand on the University of Melbourne's position as a leader in campus sustainability. Universities have a special role and responsibility in confronting the challenges of climate change and environmental stewardship.

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Bringing sustainability to life

Our strategy

The University of Melbourne is committed to leading and acting on sustainability. A strategic framework with strong governance enables us to realise these ambitions.

There are three key elements to the University's Sustainability framework.

  • The Sustainability Charter defines the University's principles, values and high level commitments for each of our activity areas.
  • The Sustainability Plan 2017–2020 identifies operational actions and targets to bring the commitments of the Charter to life. The development of a new Sustainability Plan to 2025 is underway, with the Plan expected to be launched during Semester 1 2022. Visit shape our future to learn about its development.
  • The Sustainability Report demonstrates the annual progress of sustainability activities towards the Charter commitments.

Learn about the strategy