The Climate Framework

The Climate Framework

BTH, together with other universities and colleges, has joined the Climate Framework. The Climate Framework has been created on the initiative of universities and colleges with the ambition to clearly contribute to the climate transition in line with society’s national and international commitments. By 2030, each higher education institution that has joined the climate framework must have implemented measures to be in line with the 1.5-degree target.


With the Climate Framework, BTH has committed to:

    • Continue to contribute to society being able to achieve set goals through education, research and collaboration.
    • Reduce our own climate impact in line with society’s commitments as expressed in national and international agreements.
    • Set far-reaching goals for climate work and also allocate resources so that we can achieve these goals and make follow-ups.
    • Clearly communicate our climate work to inspire and spread knowledge to other actors and to members of society.


The Climate Framework has identified some specific key-areas for the universities’ climate work. The key-areas are categorized into two groups; partly areas that concern the university’s emissions from own operations (direct climate impact), and partly areas that concern the university’s core activities (indirect climate impact). Both direct and indirect climate impact can be both positive and negative.

As each higher education institution is unique and has its own challenges and solutions in the climate area, BTH has chosen to focus on some specific areas as starting points for the university-specific climate work. These are business travel, energy use, waste management, education, research, collaboration and utilization, as well as student collaboration.

The climate strategy’s goals and efforts are integrated as part of the university’s environmental and sustainability goals and since the goal of the university’s climate strategy is to contribute to reduced climate impact, the indicators used to measure the effects are as much as possible linked to emissions measured in carbon dioxide equivalents.

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