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Talloires Declaration


Talloires Declaration

In May 2006 AU signed the Talloires Declaration.

In May 2006 AU signed the Talloires Declaration pledging to: 

  1. Use every opportunity to raise public, government, industry, foundation, and university awareness by addressing publicly the urgent need to move toward an environmentally sustainable future.
  2. Encourage all universities to engage in education, research, policy formation, and information exchange on population, environment, and development to move toward a sustainable future.
  3. Establish programs to produce expertise in environmental management, sustainable economic development, population, and related fields to ensure that all university graduates are environmentally literate and responsible citizens.
  4. Create programs to develop the capability for university faculty to teach environmental literacy to all undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students.
  5. Set an example of environmental responsibility by establishing programs of resource conservation, recycling, and waste reduction at the universities.
  6. Encourage the involvement of government (at all levels), foundations, and industries to help support university research, education, policy formation, and information exchange in environmentally sustainable development. Expand work with nongovernmental organizations to assist in finding solutions to environmental problems.
  7. Convene school deans and environmental practitioners to develop research, policy, information exchange programs, and curricula for an environmentally sustainable future.
  8. Establish partnerships with primary and secondary schools to help develop the capability for their faculty to teach about population, environment, and sustainable development issues.
  9. Work with the UN Conference on Environmental and Development, the UN Environment Programme, and other national and international organizations to promote a worldwide university effort toward a sustainable future.
  10. Establish a steering committee and a secretariat to continue this momentum and inform and support each other's efforts in carrying out this declaration.

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