The Royal College of Music works actively with sustainability and environmental issues. The global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG:s) from the UN, the national environmental goals and current environmental regulations lie as a foundation for our work.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
- To end poverty
- To reduce unequality and injustice around the world
- To promote peace and justice
- To solve the climate crisis
To promote sustainable development at KMH, we take the following actions:
- Environmental concern should play a natural part of the daily activities and be integrated in all the college's activities as much as possible.
- Reduce carbon dioxide emissions by using the means of travel or transport that cause the least amount of emissions.
- Develop and install technology for travel free meetings.
- Purchase and install equipment with the lowest possible energy consumption.
- Optimize the energy usage in the KMH premises, together with landlord Akademiska Hus AB.
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- Not discard consumables, inventory or the like if they can be used in another way or at another place in the activities.
KMH active in the Climate Framework
The Climate Framework was initiated by KTH and Chalmers. It was launched in June 2019 and has been signed by the Chancellors in the 37 member colleges and universities. The idea is to integrate the Climate Framework into the member's activities.
In May 2020, the Climate Framework was awarded for their work to reduce emissions and working with climate change.
Member of SDSN Sustainable Development Solutions Network
SDSN is a UN organization working for sustainable development. KMH is a member of the Nordic region and is part of a great network of members, battling the same questions on how to work with sustainability in universities and colleges.
Through the membership, there are several tools available on how to learn more about the SDG:s and to measure one's own work in this regard. SDSN publishes a global sustainability report each year and presents how each region meets its sustainability goals. They also arrange webinars and courses.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to get involved in SDSN.
Libravoice - integration through music
The Libravoice project started in 2019 with the aim to create equal opportunities for children and youth to access music and other kinds of culture. The project works with creating opportunities for integration through music. Kvarnbyskolan was the first school to become certified in the Libravoice project.