EPFL Sustainability was created in 2007 to support EPFL’s strong growth and to reinforce the culture of sustainability within the university. EPFL Direction has launched an ambitious strategy based on the following pillars:
A task force to respond to the climate emergency
At the end of 2019, the EPFL Direction entrusted a task force with the drafting of a Climate 2030 action plan on the subjects of education, research, innovation and campus operations.
Towards CO2 neutrality in 2020
Accelerated program for the reduction, offsetting and adaptation of CO2 emissions, in line with the Swiss national implementation of the Paris Agreements.
A strong and integrated sustainability
Establishment of transverse governance of sustainability in the Vice-Presidencies, Faculties and Services and implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) within the framework of the Confederation’s Agenda 2030.
Three major exemplary projects on emerging issues:
ACT FOR CHANGE LAB: platform for creating sustainability projects for students (2018-2020)
RESILIENT CAMPUS: adaptation of external developments to climate change (energy, well-being and biodiversity)
URBAN FARMING: enhancement of agricultural heritage (Bassenges) in a participatory agro-ecological approach