The University of Melbourne

Higher Education

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We’re committed to tackling climate change. That’s why we’ve made the TAKE2 pledge. Check out the work we’ve been doing to reduce our emissions and our plans for the future.

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Our pledge

The University of Melbourne is committed to being one of the finest universities in the world, contributing to society in ways that enrich and transform lives. We recognise our social responsibility to lead and engage in public debate and action to address climate change. 

Our sustainability commitments align with the University’s strategy 'Growing Esteem', including to be recognised as a leader in embedding sustainability in all aspects of the University's activities.  These commitments are enshrined in the Sustainability Charter, which is an enduring statement of the University’s sustainability values and principles.  The Sustainability Plan 2017-2020 articulates the Charter through targets and priority actions across Research, Teaching & Learning, Engagement, Operations and Governance. Our sustainability performance is measured annually in a published Sustainability Report using the GRI standard.

Through knowledge, imagination and action the University will help shape a sustainable planet and will be an international exemplar of an ecologically sustainable community.   

Our commitments

Our TAKE2 actions


    Our stories

    The University of Melbourne aims to deeply embed sustainability across all its activities: Research, Teaching & Learning, Governance, Operations and Engagement. The three key elements to the University's Sustainability strategy are the Sustainability Charter, the Sustainability Plan 2017-2020 and the Sustainability Report.

    To read about our strategy and reporting visit:

    Operationally, the Sustainability Team brings the University’s vision to life and aims to expand on the University of Melbourne's position as a leader in campus sustainability. The Sustainability Team undertakes activities on our campuses ranging across biodiversity, advocacy programs, renewable energy, furniture reuse, sustainable transport, fair trade and more.

    To read our stories visit: