Solution Initiative: Climate Framework for Higher Education Institutions


The Climate Framework for Higher Education Institutions acts as the starting off point for developing specific climate strategies at those universities who have signed up. The goal is to contribute to national and international measures to keep to the 1.5 C warming limit.


Chalmers and KTH have taken the initiative and as of today, 37 Swedish universities have signed it.

See who has signed.

Primary Contacts:

Maria Djupström, Sustainability Strategist Chalmers
Kristina von Oelreich, Sustainability Manager KTH

Deserts are an effect of climate change.

The central role of Higher Education Institutions in combating climate change

The challenges posed by the climate will require changes from all sectors of society. Universities and colleges have a central role to play in this work.

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The focus of the climate framework is on the emissions from universities’ own activities (direct impact), but it also addresses the impact from their core operations – education, research and collaboration (indirect impact).

Today, 37 universities and colleges have signed the climate framework. The framework itself consists of a main document and a guide. In the main document, the signatory undertakes to set up and implement climate strategies with the aim of contributing to both national and international commitments to reach the 1.5 C target. With the help of the guidance document, the higher education institutions can select areas where they set goals and implement measures based on their own conditions.

Our aim is to scale-up this Solutions Initiative and let it be used as a Global Climate Framework for Higher Education Institutions.

To the climate framework.
To the set of guidelines for application of the climate framework. ​

Read the story behind the Climate Framework in the interview with Maria Djupström, Sustainability strategist at Chalmers University of Technology: A climate work that unites

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