Goal 13: 2. Library Policies and Best Practices
Freedom of expression is a sacred principle in libraries; therefore, those who deny climate change may be listened to in libraries, but also have a hard life: climate change has become an emergency also because of them. Awareness activities and campaigns / exhibitions promoting good practices should awaken people’s consciousness and accelerate the attainment of SDG 13. Cooperation between citizens and universities through public libraries would reverse the current consideration that climate emergency is something beside and ahead of us, and not inside of us and now.
One of the most popular standards applied in sustainability is the ISO standard 14001:2004: Environmental management systems — Requirements with guidance for use, a standard that is successfully applied in many aspects of SDGs.
The University Library of Huelva set up an ISO standard compliant system designed to manage processes and procedures related to environmental aspects. It was applied to all library activities and services having an impact on the environment.
(See: Marta Garcia (2020), “La agenda 2030 en las bibliotecas universitarias: qué es y ejemplos de aplicación”, Desiderata, n. 13. https://dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/articulo?codigo=7217946)
Les Fonds Européens Structurels et d’Investissement (FESI) 2021-202720 November 2020: Now available in French: ESIF 2021-2027: Funding Opportunities for Libraries. Read more >
Pensare l’impensabile19 November 2020: Un’Agenda bibliotecaria europea post-Covid 19 finalizzata aalla realizzazione degli obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile e finanziata attraverso i Fondi Strutturali e di Investimento Europei (2021-2027). Read more >
EBLIDA Newsletter November 202010 November 2020: In this issue: Report on the EBLIDA Annual Council Meeting, SDGs & Libraries, Copyright in the time of Pandemic. Read more >
Think The Unthinkable National Workshops29 October 2020: The workshops will focus on seeking funding opportunities for libraries within the European Structural and Investment Funds. Read more >
Bibliothèques: l’Europe peut subventionner vos projets!27 October 2020: Table ronde en ligne Agenda 2030 et fonds européens: 24/11/2020. Read more >