Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can only be realized with a strong commitment to global partnership and cooperation. Goal 17 seeks to strengthen global partnerships to support and achieve the ambitious targets of the 2030 Agenda, bringing together national governments, the international community, civil society, the private sector and other actors. All stakeholders will have to refocus and intensify their efforts on areas where progress has been slow.
A successful sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society. These inclusive partnerships built upon principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the planet at the centre, are needed at the global, regional, national and local level.
Urgent action is needed to mobilize, redirect and unlock the transformative power of trillions of dollars of private resources to deliver on sustainable development objectives. Long-term investments, including foreign direct investment, are needed in critical sectors, especially in developing countries. These include sustainable energy, infrastructure and transport, as well as information and communications technologies.
Report of the Secretary-General, The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018
KMUTT is one of International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) member since 2016 . The ISCN provides a global forum to support leading colleges, universities, and corporate campuses in the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability in research and teaching. The ISCN provides a global forum for universities pursuing sustainability across their educational and research missions, and operations. Currently, more than 80 universities from more than 30 countries on 6 continents are represented in our network as ISCN member universities.ISCN Members commit to sustainability principles and report their performance according to the ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter which was jointly developed with the World Economic Forum's Global University Leaders Forum.
Sustainability is one of the major challenges of current and future generation of students & staff KMUTT plan to educate our students and encourage them to learn outside classroom and transform its campuses to be an ideal environment for developing awareness and innovative solutions to relevant problems that will improve the world for current and future generations. KMUTT has a responsibility to contribute the national sustainability agenda and to promote the development of sustainability leadership on our campus. The University has an additional responsibility to encourage our students to do their part to protect environment and natural systems. KMUTT committeds to environmental leadership in all of our activities from operations, teaching, to conducting research. Our commitments are to be a Green University providing a role model on energy, environment, Safety Management Systems, promoting the application of all these activities within the university, to encourage our students and colleagues to become change agents for helping the community and society to achieve a better quality of life through the adoption of good energy, environment and safety management systems, and to strive for continual improvement and sustainability for all.
KMUTT set up Sustainability Office and adopted KMUTT Sustainability Strategic plan2010-2020 since December 2010 which comprise of six key elements including Green Infrastructure, Energy and Climate change, Waste, Water, Transportation and Education& Learning .From the first five years of our the plan (2010-2015),energy & environmental management system with policy ,procedure and some demonstration sites as learning environment were set up.
King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) can trace its origin to the Thonburi Technology Institute (TTI) which was established on February 4, 1960 and became King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Thonburi (KMITT) in 1974. On March 7, 1998, KMITT became King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) which is the first among public universities in Thailand to receive full autonomy. KMUTT is located in Bangkok,Thailand and has a global network of students and faculty. In academic year 2015/2016, approximately18,000 students of all academic levels studied in KMUTT, only 5% of which were international students,95% remaining were domestic students came from all provinces within Thailand.KMUTT employs approximately 2,850 staff including international employees. All students and faculty staff are joined and contribute to the University's policy and mission.
In 2010, Associated Professor Dr.Sakarindr Bhumiratana the KMUTT President launched KMUTT Sustainable Development policy and committed to environmental leadership in all of university activities from operations, teaching and conducting research.Our commitments are to be a Green University providing a role model on energy, environment, safety management systems, promoting the application of all these activities within the university;to encourage our students and colleagues to become change agents for helping the community and society to achieve a better quality of life through the adoption of good energy, environment and safety management systems, and to strive for continual improvement and sustainability for all.
KMUTT set up university's Sustainability Office since 2010 which play a major role to exercise on Green university for sustainability concept and adopted KMUTT Sustainability Strategic plan 2010-2020 since December 2010 and revised for continual improvement on 2017 .This has been done to comprise of six key elements including Green Infrastructure, Energy and Climate change, Waste, Water, Transportation and Education& Learning with goal and target. KMUTT committed to be Green University for SDG 2030 since 2017 which comply the global and national sustainable agenda and to promote the development of sustainability leadership on our campus.
Regarding outstanding contributiond from student and staff,the system implementation has been running with significant progress over the past five years on every campus.
Commitment to Sustainable Development
KMUTT is committed to environmental leadership in all of our activities from operations, teaching, to conducting research. Our commitments are:
- To be "Green", to work in partnership with communities and be the role model on Energy, Environment, and Safety Management Systems,
- To produce "KMUTT Quality" graduates, who are change agents leading Thai Society towards a true Sustainable Development Society, and
- to strive for excellence using TQM concept to continual improve in energy, environment and safety management systems.
- From Policy to Sustainable