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World Symposium on Green Offices (WSGO 2022)

07/12/2022: 09:00 - 16:00

The establishment of suitable infrastructure to support efforts to integrate sustainability initiatives within higher education institutions, usually called ‘green offices’, has proven to be a sound procedure. See for instance:

No matter what they are formally called (green offices, offices of sustainability or offices of sustainability services), these offices provide invaluable assistance towards ensuring that matters related to sustainable development at universities are pursued not only systematically, but also continuously. Yet even though green offices are important tools for better integrating sustainability into university operations, there are few specialist events where their activities can be discussed in an integrated way.

Based on this need, the World Symposium on Green Offices (WSGO 2022) is being organised by the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), under the auspices of the European School of Sustainability Science and Research and the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme.

The World Symposium on Green Offices (WSGO) will be held online from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Wednesday, 7 December 2022. It will take place in parallel to the World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day 2022.

The latter event will run from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). In order to cater for the participation of delegates from the various geographical regions and time zones, the first set of presentations will be made by colleagues working  in the Asia and Pacific region, then Africa and the Middle East, followed by Europe and, finally, the Americas.

Expressions of interest to contribute to the event, initially consisting of a 300-word abstract describing the planned paper and with the full contact details of the authors, may be submitted to the IUSDRP team at:  SDG-Publications( at )

The deadlines are as follows:

  • Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 30 April 2022
  • Deadline for the submission of papers: 30 September 2022

A registration fee of €100 will be charged for each participant submitting a paper to help offset some of the preparation costs. Invoices will be sent to those authors who are accepted.

Accepted papers will be published in the book “Supporting the Integration of Sustainability Initiatives in Higher Education: The Role of Green Offices”.  The book will be published as part of the“World Sustainable Development Series” with Springer, which, with 34 books published to date and with contributions from over 800 authors from 60 countries, is the world’s leading peer-reviewed book series on sustainable development.

Further details will be shared with the authors of the accepted contributions.

Please send your abstracts by 30 April 2022 to: SDG-Publications (@)



09:00 - 16:00




HAW Hamburg, FTZ-NK
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