Solving known and emerging problems of today and preparing our future leaders for tomorrow is our strength.

At the University of Adelaide, staff, students and our partners are engaged in world-class education and research to accelerate sustainable transitions and contribute to global solutions for health, peace and prosperity of the planet. Explore sustainability at the University of Adelaide.

Sustainability strategy 2030 - Here for good

Sustainability Research Strategy

The University collaborates and partners with business, industry and governments to maximise the opportunities presented by the world’s green economy transition to deliver solutions for our most pressing challenges, outlined in the FAME Strategy: Sustainability.

Our sustainability research missions:

  • Resilient, healthy and equitable communities
  • Responsible resource production and consumption
  • Planetary health and biodiversity restoration
  • Accelerated access to clean and green technologies
  • Effective sustainability governance and decision making 

Sustainability on campus

Latest news and events

New Sustainability Strategy 2030

The University Council passed the new Sustainability Strategy 2023 - here for good in April 2023.

Find out how this important strategy will be implemented across every part of our university.

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Here for Good concert - certified carbon neutral event

The University of Adelaide is proud to have hosted its first Carbon Neutral certified event under the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard for Events. The free concert by Peter Garrett and the Alter Egos was enjoyed by many staff, students and the community, celebrating sustainability research and teaching efforts across the institution. The University is working towards the Climate Active Standard for Organisations in 2030 as detailed in our Sustainability Strategy 2030 – Here for good. This event was an opportunity for the University to measure emissions associated with the event and look for ways to reduce our impact at future events.

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