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Environment and sustainable development at KTH

KTH contributes to sustainable development by providing educational programmes, conducting research and by interacting with the surrounding community. Through its activities, KTH also impacts the environment in practical terms through the consumption of materials and water, energy and chemicals, travel and transport and construction, and indirectly through purchasing and procurement.


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On the far left, natural wood is seen. The three pieces of wood on the right have undergone different types of treatment that give a higher surface area and smaller pores, which provide rapid water transport through the material. Photo: Jonas Garemark.

Scientists produce electricity from wood

At a time when energy is an issue affecting many millions of people worldwide, scientists at KTH have managed to harvest electricity by passing water through refined wood. Their work has recently been published in the journal Advanced Functional Materials.

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Energy savings in government agencies

As an authority, KTH must implement measures to save energy according to a new mandate from the government. The amount of electricity purchased and measures must be regularly reported to the government up to and including March 2023.

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Environment and sustainable development at KTH

New sustainability objectives for KTH

Sustainable, equal and climate neutral. These three words summarise KTH’s new sustainable development and climate objectives.

New sustainability objectives for KTH

UN Sustainable Development Goals and Education at KTH

Logo circle of UN Sustainable developmet goals "Leave no one behind"

It is important that all students graduate from KTH with the knowledge and tools they need to be able to contribute to a sustainable social development. See KTH's programme descriptions to know more about how each education links to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

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Questions about KTH's environmental management system?

Questions about environment or sustainability in research, education or collaboration at KTH?