Green Campus Governance for Promoting Sustainable Development in Institutions of Higher Learning-Evidence from a Theoretical Analysis
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Original versionWorld Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development. 2020, 16 (2), 141-168. 10.1504/WRSTSD.2020.109682
This study examines the current green practice implementation in institutions of higher learning (IHL) towards attaining sustainable development. Accordingly, a theoretical analysis was conducted based on primary data from green practice documents and secondary data from review of prior studies. Based on the findings from the theoretical data, a green campus governance model grounded on economic, social and environmental dimension of sustainability was developed to further extend the collaboration among sustainability practitioners by providing incorporated data on factors that influences sustainable development in universities. Accordingly, findings from this study present the declarations and summits, background, importance and issues faced by institutions of higher learning in attaining sustainable development. Moreover, evidence from this study presents 16 universities in Malaysia that currently implements green practices. Respectively, the derived factors in the developed green campus governance model can be employed as an assessment tool for benchmarking sustainable development in universities.