Sustainability at the University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is committed to building on its achievements in the efficient management of energy, water and key material resources, the minimisation of waste and emissions, and commits to continue to find new and innovative ways to advance sustainability.

Our commitment to sustainability is reinforced by the University’s Strategic Plan 2013–2020, and the Universitas 21 Statement on Sustainability, to which the University is a signatory.

New Zealand’s second national Sustainable Development Goals Summit is a joint initiative between the University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology designed to bring together people from all sectors to develop and commit to positive action on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  Hosting the summit on our city campus is a great opportunity for staff and students wanting to help accelerate action on New Zealand’s cross-sector contributions to the global goals that will set the UN agenda to 2030.

WCMB 2020 has identified four university principles to follow to ensure the conference minimises adverse impacts on the environment:

  • To minimise the energy, water and material resources used
  • To promote the use of sustainable modes of transport
  • To utilise current systems for recovery and disposal correctly
  • To prevent waste at source

We thank you for supporting us with this vision.

WCMB 2020 Virtual Conference | 13-15 December 2020

Key Dates

Revised talks submitted to conference platform: 1 November 2020
E-posters submitted to conference platform: 22 November 2020
Early-bird Registration closes: 22 November 2020
Conference commences and abstracts and e-posters visible to participants(only): 14 December 2020
Presentations visible to participants until: 31 January 2021
Submissions to the WCMB (proceedings) Collection in PeerJ Life & Environment journal deadline: 31 March 2021


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