Environmental commitments

Last changed: 11 October 2021

SLU’s external commitments related to climate and the environment.

Uppsala Climate Protocol

The Uppsala Climate Protocol is a network where the members are companies, public agencies, universities and organisations that cooperate and inspire each other to reach Uppsala’s long-term environmental and climate objectives. SLU has been a member since 2012 and has committed to taking on climate challenges in five areas: energy, transport and non-road mobile machinery, travel, building and construction, and other indirect climate impacts. Read more about the Uppsala Climate Protocol.

Watch the film clip What is Uppsala Climate Protocol? (English subtitles available)

The Climate Framework

The Climate Framework describes how higher education institutions can tackle climate change. The framework has been jointly set up by 36 universities. Based on the framework, each higher education institution drafts a concrete climate strategy with the aim to reach the 1.5-degree target by 2030. SLU signed the Climate Framework in 2019. Read more about the Climate Framework.

Region Uppsala’s roadmap for a sustainable county

Each county in Sweden has an action plan to guide and help prioritise measures aimed at reaching the national environmental objectives. The action plans are drafted by the county administrative boards together with other stakeholders. The Uppsala County Administrative Board, in cooperation with the Uppsala County Environment and Climate Board, has opted for an environmental action programme through “Roadmap for a sustainable county”.

Each action programme contains prioritised measures for county actors within a thematic area, and each programme has a four-year implementation period with annual follow-ups. In 2019, SLU signed up to several actions within the programme for reduced environmental impact (sustainability promises, in Swedish), e.g. increase the production and use of recycled or renewable energy and non-fossil fuels. In 2020, the action programme for ecosystems and biodiversity was launched. Here, SLU has committed to several promises (in Swedish) such as increased diversity in farming landscapes.

REMM – Travel-free/digital meetings for public authorities

REMM started as an assignment from the Swedish government in 2011–2015. Since 2011, it is run by the Swedish Transport Administration; the agency has been tasked with coordinating the efforts of a group of selected public authorities. The objective is to increase the use of digital meetings at and between public authorities. SLU has been a REMM member since 2016. Read more about REMM.