In 2019, LUGO started a petition demanding an ambitious sustainability vision for 2030. This petition was formulated based on what LUGO deemed achievable rather than based on the restrictions of the present. We believe that sustainability should be one of the core values of the next central policy plan of the University: the Institutional Plan 2021-2025.
The Executive Board of Leiden University has taken over the climate petition signed by more than 1,600 students. The Climate Call calls on the university to show decisiveness and ambition in the field of sustainability. The petition included a call to develop a sustainability vision for 2030 and to make sustainability one of the core ambitions in the new Institutional Plan including elements such as operations, education and the frame of research.
With the involvement of employees, students and other parties such as LUGO, the university will start to develop a sustainability vision this academic year (2019-2020).
Read the response of the executive board of the university here (Dutch): Response_Climate_Call