Voluntary University Reviews

Voluntary University Reviews

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Universities "conducting regular and inclusive reviews of progress" towards the SDGs.

Countries are encouraged to “conduct regular and inclusive reviews of progress at the national and sub national levels, which are country-led and country-driven”. Inspired by these, city councils began publishing Voluntary Local Reviews (in part using this handbook produced by the European Commission). Cities who have filed these reports include Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Taipai, Oaxaca, and New York City. Now, Universities are publishing Voluntary University Reviews. The first to do so was Carnegie Mellon University in the US. While the university recognises that there is no systematic or comprehensive process in place (yet) to collect information as it relates to the SDGs, it is a step in the right direction.

+ Are VUR’s the new sustainability report or are they and could they be something more than that?


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