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Linnaeus University joins the Swedish Climate framework for universities and university colleges

A wide-ranging climate transition of our societies is needed if we are to limit global warming and meet the 1.5 degrees Celsius objective. Therefore, Linnaeus University joins the national Climate framework for universities and university colleges, with the ambition to contribute to this climate transition by developing climate strategies and reducing emissions.

The Climate framework is common and specifies how each higher education institution should relate to the climate transition and reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases. In 2030, each higher education institution that has joined the Climate framework should have implemented measures to ensure that it is in line with society’s national and international climate objectives, for instance, the 1.5 degrees Celsius of the Paris agreement.

“Just like other universities, Linnaeus University has a central role to play in the work to counteract climate changes. We contribute with knowledge through education and research, but we must also contribute by reducing the climate impact from our own activities”, says Catherine Legrand, pro-vice-chancellor at Linnaeus University.

By joining the Climate framework, Linnaeus University commits to developing climate strategies and measures for reducing emissions. At Linnaeus University, the climate work is part of the broader work with Agenda 2030, where the university takes a broad grip on the area of sustainability and where objectives and measures are developed for ecological and social as well as economic aspects of sustainability.

The Climate framework was initiated during the autumn 2018, on initiative by KTH and Chalmers. So far, Linnaeus University is the only other higher education institution that has joined.


Catherine Legrand, pro-vice-chancellor, phone +4670-438 06 18, email

Simon Kristoffersson, senior press officer, phone +4673-051 45 09, email