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Environment and sustainable development

KTH contributes to sustainable development by providing educational programmes, conducting research and by interacting with the surrounding community. Through its activities, KTH also impacts the environment in practical terms through the consumption of materials and water, energy and chemicals, travel and transport and construction, and indirectly through purchasing and procurement.

Climate framework for universities and colleges

Swedish universities develop comprehensive framework for their climate work

37 Swedish universities and colleges have created a combined climate framework to serve as the basis for individual climate strategies, with the goal of coming into line with the Paris agreement’s 1.5C warming limit by the year 2030. This ambitious plan aims to both reduce direct emissions and increase involvement in societal climate questions.

KTH's environmental system ISO 14001:2015 

week 43 and 45

Internal Environmental Audit

The annual internal environmental audit took place week 43 and week 45, 2020. This year the auditors together with personnel at KTH Schools and GVS focused on: Sustainability in the educational processes, institutions organization and steering, biodiversity and ecosystem services, as well as food and food services. 

Read the audit report here (SWE)

April 20-21

External environmental audit

During April 2020, the annual external environmental audit was conducted at KTH and includes all schools and GVS. The purpose of the audit was to identify how well the environmental management system is integrated and performing at KTH och to measure how the work with KTH's sustainability objectives is progressing.

Read more about internal and external environmental audits.


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Last changed: Oct 23, 2020