Climate and Sustainability Action Plan (CSAP)

The University of Victoria is deeply dedicated to our collective responsibility to address climate and sustainability. Our Strategic Framework provides a commitment for the university to be a global leader in environmental, social and institutional sustainability. Urgent action is needed and UVic is exceptionally well positioned to respond to the IPCC report and the Paris Agreement by offering ambitious, creative and integrated solutions, while valuing Indigenous ways of knowing and being.

Our community will play an important role in the development of a climate action and sustainability plan. Work is already underway and will culminate next spring in the Climate and Sustainability Action Plan (CSAP).

The plan will offer a comprehensive and integrated approach to addressing sustainability and climate change. It will also include tangible, measurable outcomes to move toward our vision for a sustainable future. The plan will respect Indigenous knowledge and value Indigenous ways of knowing and being, in particular on Vancouver Island.

The plan will respond to global calls for climate emergency action. It will demonstrate leadership within the growing movement of organizations working with government and community partners to accelerate their climate responses.

During this phase of engagement on CSAP, we would like to hear ideas from the university community on how we can best act to address the global crisis of climate change.

Campus members are invited to help us develop the vision statement for the plan and offer ideas for action.


Territory acknowledgement
We acknowledge with respect the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.


Community input for Phase 1 of CSAP engagement is now complete. Thank you for all who participated! We will have more chances for campus-wide engagement in the fall semester of 2021.

The University of Victoria is deeply dedicated to our collective responsibility to address climate and sustainability. Our Strategic Framework provides a commitment for the university to be a global leader in environmental, social and institutional sustainability. Urgent action is needed and UVic is exceptionally well positioned to respond to the IPCC report and the Paris Agreement by offering ambitious, creative and integrated solutions, while valuing Indigenous ways of knowing and being.

Our community will play an important role in the development of a climate action and sustainability plan. Work is already underway and will culminate next spring in the Climate and Sustainability Action Plan (CSAP).

The plan will offer a comprehensive and integrated approach to addressing sustainability and climate change. It will also include tangible, measurable outcomes to move toward our vision for a sustainable future. The plan will respect Indigenous knowledge and value Indigenous ways of knowing and being, in particular on Vancouver Island.

The plan will respond to global calls for climate emergency action. It will demonstrate leadership within the growing movement of organizations working with government and community partners to accelerate their climate responses.

During this phase of engagement on CSAP, we would like to hear ideas from the university community on how we can best act to address the global crisis of climate change.

Campus members are invited to help us develop the vision statement for the plan and offer ideas for action.


Territory acknowledgement
We acknowledge with respect the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.


Community input for Phase 1 of CSAP engagement is now complete. Thank you for all who participated! We will have more chances for campus-wide engagement in the fall semester of 2021.

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