Environment and Climate

Dalarna University plays an important role in the work towards improving the environment and combating the effects of climate change. While we can contribute through our education, research and collaboration, we also need to reduce the environmental impact of our activities.

Environmental Management System

Working according to an environmental management system means working systematically with planning, measures and follow-up to reduce the negative environmental impact of the University. On this webpage, you can find the University’s environmental policy (miljöpolicy), environmental enquiry (miljöutredning), annual environmental reports (miljöledningsrapporter) and information about our recurring environmental audits (miljörevisioner).

Read more about the University’s Environmental Management System

Higher Education Institutions - Working Together for the Climate

Along with a large number of other higher education institutions in Sweden, Dalarna University is part of the Climate Framework. Its ambition is that the higher education sector will contribute to the climate transition in a way that corresponds with national and international commitments.

Read more on Higher Education Institutions – Working Together for the Climate

Sustainable Development Goals

Dalarna University has adopted eight sustainable development goals. Three of them focus on the environmental impact of the University: Meetings and Travel; Buildings and Energy; and Circular Resource Flows. Read more about each of these below or read the sustainable development goals in full in the document titled Goals and Activities for Sustainable Development at Dalarna University 2021-2026 (pdf) on Goals for Sustainable Development.

Meetings and Travel

Dalarna University aims to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases from work trips by 6 percent each year. How this will be achieved depends largely on how we make use of our experiences from the pandemic, which resulted in more digital meetings and new work procedures.

Read more about Meetings and Travel

Buildings and Energy

Our buildings affect the environment through their emission of greenhouse gases and use of natural resources. Dalarna University rents its premises from several property owners, and like us, they want to reduce the environmental impact of their buildings.

Read more about Buildings and Energy

Circular Resource Flows

To reduce the environmental impact of goods and services, Dalarna University can set sustainability requirements when procuring goods and services, and it can also increase the level of reuse and recycling.

Read more on Circular Resource Flows

Last reviewed:
Anton Grenholm
Samordnare för miljö- och hållbarhetsfrågor
Last reviewed: