Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.78
Liaison Imad Alsyouf
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Sharjah
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the municipal/local level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the municipal/local level:

The Director of the Sustainability Office has advocated for the creation of a sustainability plan in the Sharjah Municipality, where he met the top managers of the Sharjah municipality to develop a sustainability plan and set the direction for all other plans and policies.
Please see attached PPT

We gave a free consultation to Sharjah Municipality on how to develop a sustainable plan, policy, and tools o measure and assess the level of sustainability performance.
We shared our experience in STARS and UI GreenMetric as tools to measure and enhance our sustainability performance.
We suggested for them some sustainability tools and plans that serve the municipalities.


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level:

We are working with the American University of Cairo to share our experience in the sustainability field. An action plan and policies are in process.


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the national level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the national level:
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the international level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the international level:

Climate emergency letter
The University of Sharjah joined Higher Education Institutions across the
globe by signing a Climate Emergency Letter and agreed to undertake a three-point plan through the work of the students.
The three-point plan includes:
1. Committing to go carbon neutral by 2050 at the very latest.
2. Mobilizing more resources for action-oriented climate change research
and skills creation.
3. Increasing the delivery of environmental and sustainability education
across curricula, campus, and community outreach programs.

Link: https://www.sdgaccord.org/climateletter


A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years (if applicable):
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A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):
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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability advocacy efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

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