Sustainable Development Committee

« The ambition is to go beyond those who are already convinced and promote sustainable development throughout the university through concrete action. »

Marc Francaux, UCL Pro-Rector for Sustainable Development and Chair of the Sustainable Development Committee

When it comes to sustainable development, seeing the big picture is impossible without a well-defined governance structure fit for purpose. The university’s Sustainable Development Committee (French acronym: CoDD) keeps the big picture in view.

Born of sustained deliberations, the committee makes UCL’s scientific interest in and commitment to sustainable development a reality.

 Created in 2016, it assumes responsibility for five essential missions:

  • Brainstorming and encouraging everyone in the university community to showcase their own sustainable development projects.
  • Supporting new initiatives at the university’s seven locations through incentive grants and project calls while promoting bridges between students, UCL staff and local communities.
  • Coordinating UCL communication on sustainable development and conducting awareness-raising activities within the university community and at regional, national and international levels.
  • Promoting exchange with other national and international initiatives.
  • Promoting local actors who collaborate with UCL and the Sustainable Development House.

    To carry out these missions, the committee gathers specialists in the field of sustainable development, striking a representative balance among faculty, research and administrative staff, and the student community.

    Committee members

    Pr. Marc Francaux

    Pr. Valérie Swaen

    Pr. Olivier De Schutter

    Pr. Véronique Bragard

    Pr. Jean-Pascal Van Ypersele

    Pr. Pierre Dufourny

    Pr. Yvan Larondelle

    Olivier Malay
    CNE Representative

    Isabelle Lermuseau
    AREC Representative

    Limor Aharon
    AGL Representative

    Didier Smits
    ADPI Representative

    Anaïs De Munck
    AGL Representative

    Valentin Couvreur
    CORSCI Representative

    Giovanna Gisellu
    CORTA Representative

    Alain Dangoisse
    Representative Maison du Développement Durable

    Julien Hendrix
    Student KAP (invited)

    Melvyn Kutgen
    AGL Representative

    Matthias Gorremans
    Student KAP (invited)