Higher Education for Sustainability - The Lüneburg Process

As a result of the International COPERNICUS Conference on "Higher Education for Sustainability - Towards the World Summit on Sustainable Development (Rio+10)", held at the University of Lüneburg, Germany, from 8-10 October 2001, the Global Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (GHEPS), formed between COPERNICUS, the International Association of Universities (IAU), the University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (ULSF) and UNESCO prepared a joint position statement on higher education for sustainability addressed to the World Summit. This work was undertaken in cooperation with UNESCO as task manager for chapter 36 of Agenda 21 and as partner in GHESP. The objective is to ensure that higher education, including research, is given priority in the international work programme to follow the World Summit on Sustainable Development (Rio + 10) in 2002.

The "Lüneburg Declaration" was adopted on 10 October 2001 at the COPERNICUS Conference at the University of Lüneburg. At this point GHESP invites the international higher education community around the theme of sustainability to make use of the declaration so that to the extent possible the education community speaks with one voice at the Summit and in the preparatory process.

For further comments or information on the Lüneburg Process contact the COPERNICUS Secretariat at info@copernicus-campus.org

View the "Lüneburg-Declaration"