Acting now is critical: our planet has suffered damage that is close to irreparable. Our society and economy must take a sustainable path if we want to count on a future in which we thrive. For this, collective and individual actions must be put in place.
The European Green Deal seeks a 90% reduction in these emissions by 2050. Moving to more sustainable transport means putting students first and providing them with more affordable, accessible, healthier and cleaner alternatives. Further, education and training, like all sectors, must take action to respond to the climate emergency, with policy recommendations such as the Council Recommendation on learning for environmental sustainability been put in place by the European Commission.
Ulysseus is our Alliance response to the forthcoming challenges, providing solutions, knowledge, innovation, and research for the European citizen of the future. Therefore, Green issues are key for Ulysseus, since “tackling climate and environmental-related challenges (…) is this generation’s defining task” (European Green Deal). As such, the Alliance commits to contribute to the implementation of the European Green Deal and of other EU policies supporting this overarching strategy.
In line with the EU’s long-term strategy and priorities, the Ulysseus Green Plan for 2021-2023 aims at developing Alliance and project environmental responsibility, thus helping to tackle climate and environment-related challenges.
As part of the Ulysseus Green Plan, this guide presents options for environmentally friendly mobility between and within the Ulysseus’ regions. Existing green initiatives and programmes in our regions are also presented, to help your stay in the Ulysseus community in becoming a sustainable experience. In addition, the views on Ulysseus’ students on the matter can be found in this guide.