Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Overall utilization and creation, a main impetus of the worldwide economy, depends on utilizing the indigenous habitat and assets in a model that keeps on prompting dangerous effects on the planet. The pandemic offers nations an occasion to manufacture a recuperation plan that will switch current patterns and change utilization and creation designs towards a manageable future.

The accompanying exploration ventures have been explicitly adjusted to Sustainable Development Goal 12 and the plan to guarantee feasible utilization and creation designs. These ventures and activities are instances of the University's commitment to the SDGs.



ITU Climate Action Plan

ITU Climate Action Plan started to be prepared as of 2020. Updates are made to the plan every year.

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Sustainable Environment, Sustainable Technologies" Summit Held at ITU

Prof. Dr. İsmail Koyuncu, in his presentation titled “Cities and Circular Economy with a Sustainable Development Approach”

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Rare Earth Elements and Its Recovery Workshop Held at ITU

Rare Earth Elements and Its Recovery Workshop organized by ITU MEM-TEK Prof.Dr. Dincer Topacık National Membrane Technologies Research Center.

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Thursday Seminar Series “Water and Climate”

ITU Landscape Architecture Department’s Thursday Seminar Series “Water and Climate” is hosting Matthew Bradbury on December 16 at 09:30 o’clock.

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Safe and Sustainable Food

World Food Day - Safe and Sustainable Food" event was organized by Istanbul Technical University (ITU) within the scope of 16 October

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ITU Environment, Climate and Sustainability Journal

ournal of Environment, Climate and Sustainability is an e-journal that is a continuation of the journal titled “ITU Journal-e/Water Pollution Control” published by ITU between 2005-2012.

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Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings Project

It is the Project by the Ministry of Environment, Urbanism and Climate Change. With the project, which aims to renew 500-700 public buildings in an energy efficient way, it is aimed to combat climate change by providing energy savings, increasing comfort and reducing greenhouse gases.

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ITU Cekirdek Energy

With the İTÜ Çekirdek #Energy Program, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to introduce their innovative business ideas to the electricity distribution sector.

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Nature Friendly Publicity

ITU prioritizes responsible consumption and recycling and implements policies related to these.

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Food Waste Management

Pilot Composting Unit was operated in the campus for future projects as alternative for food waste management. C/N ratio and other indicators such as pH and moisture are promising for full scale activities.

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Sustainability Awareness in ITU

This project help to increase student’s awareness about sustainability and other environmental goals such as SDGs. Individual attempts are not enough.

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We are Managing Our Waste

Waste production and recycling is controlled under Turkish Government and İTÜ policies.

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Open Digital Innovation Hub

This research aims to build a self-sustaining house which will serve as an Open Digital Innovation Hub (ODIH) for the entrepreneurs and researchers.

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İTÜ Restaurants and Food Services Provides Particular Programs to Prevent Food Waste.

With the İTÜ-SAY system, we aim to prevent food waste and take a new step in line with our zero waste targets.

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Promoting Conscious Water Use

İTÜ has a social responsibility project called Tears of Water (Suyun Gözyaşları in Turkish) aims to give free seminars and workshops to primary school students in order to increase the consciousness in water use.

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Energy Efficient Buildings

İTÜ thrives to increase the number of sustainable buildings in terms of water and energy efficiency. Energy efficient mechanical and electrical appurtenances are used in these buildings.

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Energy-Efficient Lighting and Appliances

İTÜ promotes use of safe, economic and aesthetic lighting armatures with low energy consumption and energy-efficient appliances have been adopted in indoor and outdoor areas.

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İTÜ Green Campus Project

İTÜ has declared several ambitious targets and projects concerning increase the use of zero emission vehicles, pedestrians’ paths and bicycle roads.

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A Game of Climate Change: CAMAPOLI

A climate change, adaptation and mitigation game based in Istanbul

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İTÜ projected the first Super City of Turkey!

A team from İTÜ designed “zero energy, zero waste and self-sufficient ecological city that produces its own needs” in Eskisehir Kocakır.

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AVESIS "Sustainable Development Goals" module: Publications and Experts

AVESIS "Sustainable Development Goals" module supports to increase the impact of researchers' contribution within the scope of UN Sustainable Development Goals by ensuring that publications, projects, theses, and similar activities are visible at the international level./p>

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Sustainable Development Certificate Program

Some of the knowledge, skills, and competencies aimed to be acquired by the participants within the scope of this program are summarized below:

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The European Engineering Learning Innovation and Science Alliance (EELISA)

The European Engineering Learning Innovation and Science Alliance (EELISA), of which Istanbul Technical University (ITU) is among its founding partners, is a European University Initiative association. the idea of the European University Initiative; It extends to the Gothenburg Summit of the Council of Europe, which took place in 2017.

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Establishment of the ITU Sustainability Office

The Sustainability Office works to enable our university to understand and deliver on its ambition to be leading socially responsible and sustainable university.

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