The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Vision 2030 strategy’s goal is to unleash human potential in pursuing a just and equitable society. This vision rests on three fundamental pillars: sustainability, excellence, and transformation. In line with this strategy, the university has developed different initiatives, including a sustainability strategy, to provide direction for UCT’s environmental sustainability. This strengthens the university’s ambitions of being a net-zero carbon/energy, water, and waste-to-landfill campus by or before 2050.
UCT Sustainability and the SDGs 2022
UCT is committed to addressing the most critical problems facing the continent and the rest of the world. This report tracks the progress UCT is making towards the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and the African Union Agenda 2063.
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The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) took part in their first scorecard for the Planetary Health Report Card (PHRC), a global student-led initiative to promote education about planetary health and environmentally sustainable healthcare in health science campuses31 May 2023 - 4 min read
“We learnt some valuable lessons during [COVID-19] lockdown that we will take into the future, many of them contributing to more efficient and environmentally sustainable digital methods for doing certain things.”
– Manfred Braune, the director for environmental sustainability at UCT