Research & Innovation
- The University published 1,072 research papers related to SDG13 between 2017 and 2021, making them the 59th institution in the world when measured by the number of publications.
- In 2022-23 academic year there are 471 undergraduate courses related to SDG13.
The list of courses is available at: https://sustainability.utoronto.ca/resources/inventories/sustainability-course-inventory/
Operations & support
- The President’s Advisory Committee on the Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainability is mandated to advance coordination of the University’s contributions and objectives on climate change and sustainability pertaining to research and innovation, academic programs, community engagement, and sustainability initiatives related to our operations.
- The University is a member of and works in partnership with a number of local and international Sustainability Networks to mobilize resources and accelerate action on climate and environmental sustainability initiatives.
- The Climate Positive initiative at the University of Toronto is a commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Outreach & Partnership
- The Centre for Global Change Science serves as the University’s focal point for research and education in Global Change Science. Additionally, the Centre offers a variety of outreach services including frequent seminars and training programs.
- There are many student groups at the University of Toronto related to climate change. Many of which are listed on the School of the Environment’s website.
THE Impact Rankings
The University of Toronto was ranked 71st in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings for SDG 13. The breakdown of scores are as follows:
|Low carbon energy use:||57.0|
|Environment education measures:||93.3|
|Commitment to carbon-neutrality||42.5|