4th UGAF Workshop


4th UNICA Green Academic Footprint Workshop - From strategic tools to Environmental Management Systems : How to strengthen the sustainability policy of your University ?

Université Libre de Bruxelles, 26-28 March 2014


The 4th UGAF Workshop, featuring keynote presentations by Iain Patton (CEO, Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges - EAUC) and Niko Roorda (Dutch Foundation for the Advancement of Sustainable Development in Higher Education) addressed different elements of the implementation of environmental sustainability policy at universities: strategic tools, environmental management systems, and the day-to-day work of a sustainable management office. It gathered nearly 40 participants, among them representatives of 10 UNICA member universities, peer networks, and governmental bodies.


See the Workshop announcement

Follow this link to download the full programme in PDF

List of participants

Green practical guide 



Keynote presentations

Conclusions of the 5th IPCC Report and the role of the universities in this field by Prof. Frank Pattyn (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Leading sustainability in universities & colleges by Iain PATTON, CEO, Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC)

Education for Sustainable Development: Structure & Assessment by Niko ROORDA (Senior Consultant Sustainable Development & Future Studies, Avans University of Applied Sciences)

Practices in EMS in universities: Best practice presentations


-  Indicators for measuring environmental sustainability at higher education institutions by Maryam Faghihimani, University of Oslo

-  Proposal for UGAF indicators by Delphine Douçot (UNIL) & Alexandra Demoustiez (ULB)

  • (to be added shortly) Presentation on the projects, challenges and strengths of the Maastricht University Green Office by Priyanka Paul Chowdhury, student coordinator at the Green Office (www.greenofficemaastricht.nl) and Arian Meyer, rootAbility (www.rootAbility.com)

UGAF Open Space



Contact & more information:

If you have specific questions regarding the programme, please contact Mrs Alexandra Demoustiez (Manager, ULB Coordination Environmentale, UGAF Chair): alexandra.demoustiez@ulb.ac.be

For questions regarding registration, please contact marta.wasowska@unica-network.eu.

 Find out more about the UGAF initiative and previous UGAF Workshops.




Wednesday, 26 March, 2014 to Friday, 28 March, 2014
Host Institution: 
Université Libre de Bruxelles