University of Wah (UW) is committed to placing sustainability at the core of all University activities. UW Sustainability effort aims to collaborate with all external and internal stakeholders to accomplish this.
In a normal day, we consume resources from the food we eat to the fuel to drive our cars and the electricity that lights our homes and offices. These resources are grown or manufactured from natural materials that come from the Earth and there is only a limited supply. While some of the resources are renewable i.e., they replenish themselves, many are not and therefore will run out. The bigger issue here is that through the manufacturing and consumption of these resources, carbon dioxide is produced and over the last 100 year or so the levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere have grown at an exponential rate. The impact of this increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is climate change. So, Sustainability is looking for the fair and equitable balance that is needed to share the earth’s resources between all its inhabitants while working toward reducing our carbon emissions to zero. It is an enormous task that we must all tackle together.
University of Wah (UW), Pakistan has participated in the International Sustainability ranking body famously known as Universitas Indonesia (UI) UI Green Metric World University Rankings, to measure Campus Sustainability Efforts.
UI GreenMetric is an annual world university ranking system focusing on the existing condition and policies related to green campus and sustainability in universities all over the world. According to the latest UI GreenMetric World University Rankings 2020, UW was ranked as the 29 th best university of Pakistan and 739 th worldwide, out of 912 participating universities.