"Green universities" in China: Concepts and actions

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This chapter starts with an overview of the History and context of Green universities in China. It then discusses the higher education as a change agent for sustainability and concepts behind “green universities”. It illustrates the “green university” in China by using Tsinghua University as an example. Actions and practices of other green universities in China are also presented. It identifies the significant challenges for promoting ESD and developing green universities, and proposes a framework of “green universities” that consists of three major dimensions. Copyright © 2014 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSchooling for sustainable development across the pacific
EditorsJohn Chi-Kin LEE, Rob EFIRD
Place of PublicationNetherlands
ISBN (Electronic)9789401788663
ISBN (Print)9789401788656
Publication statusPublished - 2014


Huang, Y., & Lee, J. C.-K. (2014). "Green universities" in China: Concepts and actions. In J. C.-K. Lee, & R. Efird (Eds.), Schooling for sustainable development across the pacific (pp. 175-192). Netherlands: Springer.


  • Higher education
  • Sustainable development
  • China green universities
  • Case study
  • Practical problems
  • Conceptual framework


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