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Our Sustainability Strategy

We recognise that sustainability is one of the main challenges facing us for at least the next ten years. To support this, we're currently revising our Sustainability Strategy.

Our new strategy will target areas where the University can deliver the biggest positive impacts, while building on the excellence we already have in the area of sustainability.  

A large range of University stakeholders shall be included in the development of the strategy, which is planned for publication in 2020.

This page shall be updated periodically as the strategy develops.

Targeted Sustainable Development Goals

The University of York is in a strong position to enhance sustainability across its teaching and learning, research and campus activities.

To ensure we coordinate our actions to support the global sustainability agenda, our new strategy will be framed around the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are categorised into 17 areas of sustainability. During the development of our strategy, we will prioritise the SDGs where we can make the most significant impact and use these to focus our actions.

Current policies and strategies