DATE AND VENUE
13 – 14 March 2019
Aula Gd. Sebatik, Telkom University, Bandung (peta)
Raising The Participation of Higher Education in Nurturing The Environment Through Sustainability Office
The dynamics of civilization has pushed various aspects of life towards various achievements, one of which is the presence of the industrial era 4.0 which promotes technology and digitization as a major driving factor in people’s lives which has made the boundaries become increasingly invisible. But there is a problem that still become challenge for us together, especially about the existence of our shared “home” that is Earth. As understood together, both through a scientific perspective and a religious perspective that the Earth has a limit of capacity or limited resources.
The current challenge faced by academics and researchers is trying to answer how to increase the capacity of the Earth to accommodate or meet the demands of human life, but the real question lies in how human life is able to live in harmony with Earth in a viewpoint that sees Earth as a organisms that need to be treated properly. This life and interaction between humans and planet Earth certainly requires a concept or frame of mind to create sustainability where both organisms are able to grow and develop healthy and support each other.
An initiative effort needs to be done by us together not as a separate action, it cannot be done only by the government or the private sector respectively.
Nor does it only encourage academics or politicians. But it must be a joint initiative, a collaborative effort between us – between generations, so that it becomes a consistent and continuous effort from all of us as fellow planetary inhabitants to encourage and strengthen our awareness of a sustainable environment.
Therefore, Telkom University collaborated with the UI GreenMetric committee to hold a sustainability officer workshop as a first step to improve the University’s concern for environmental sustainability. Through this workshop, it is expected that Universities in Indonesia can initiate the establishment of the sustainability office.
UI GREENMETRIC WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKING MODEL
In general, the instrument adopts environmental sustainability concept that has three elements, i.e, environtmental, economic, and social. The enviromental management, and pollution prevention, whereas the economic espect includes profit and cost saving. The social aspect includes education, community, and social involvement. These three aspect are captured in the UI GreenMetric criteria
The UI GreenMetric World University Ranking is an initiative of Universitas Indonesia which is being launched in 2010. It began with the discussion that emerged in International Conference on World University Rankings on 16 April 2009 beetween a number of experts on world University rankings. It was clear from the discussions that current criteria being used to rank universities were not giving credit to those that were making efforts to reduce their carbon footprint and thus help combat global climate change.
THE GREEN INITIATIVE
“Inclusive green growth offers an optimistic, realistic alternative to countries looking for new sources of growth that make economic, environmental and social sense. Green growth is not a replacement for sustainable development. Together with innovation, going green can be a long-term driver for economic growth.” Ángel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General
Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow. Weather patterns are changing, sea levels are rising, weather events are becoming more extreme and greenhouse gas emissions are now at their highest levels in history. Without action, the world’s average surface temperature is likely to surpass 3 degrees centigrade this century. The poorest and most vulnerable people are being affected the most. Affordable, scalable solutions are now available to enable countries to leapfrog to cleaner, more resilient economies.
The pace of change is quickening as more people are turning to renewable energy and a range of other measures that will reduce emissions and increase adaptation efforts. Climate change, however, is a global challenge that does not respect national borders. It is an issue that requires solutions that need to be coordinated at the international level to help developing countries move toward a low-carbon economy.
The real action is happening at the country level, or even at the city or local level. It is there that governments and businesses are working to reduce their carbon emissions and to build climate resilience. University has the potential to demonstrate sustainable principles in their campus operations and can be a role model for the society. Their examples can provide a road map for others to follow.
Based on this background, the presence of change agents in the University environment especially related to efforts to increase environmental awareness and how to implement sustainability concepts in the governance of the University area becomes an inevitable matter.
The campus environment has enormous potential to become a laboratory or vehicle for generating new ideas as well as demonstration sites in the implementation of various breakthrough ideas in the effort to implement sustainability concepts in the management of campus areas or even a wider area.
Some important issues that arise include issues concerning how to increase environmental awareness, water conservation and energy conservation, efforts to reduce pollution and its impact on the environment. In connection with these efforts, of course planning, implementation, monitoring is needed in a good and measurable governance framework. Therefore it is necessary to do seriousness in applying the concept of sustainable development in the campus area.
University needs to raise awareness with all of its academic community. University also need to carry out activities that are relevant, consistent, in line with the concept of sustainability. Where all these efforts must be managed in an office / bureau / department that is specially prepared and consists of personnel who are able to become agents of change in an effort to implement sustainable development in the management of the area of the University. Therefore, we will conduct workshops covering the following themes:
- Increasing awareness of the need for sustainable officers in universities
- Providing skills and knowledge training needed by a sustainability officer
- Supporting University to be a sustainable campus
Rundown Wednesday | February 13,2019
|Wednesday,March 13th 2019||08.00.00||08.45.00||00.45.00||Open Registration + Photo Booth+Coffee Break|
|08.45.00||08.50.00||00.05.00||Safety Insruction Annaouncement|
|National Anthem : Indonesia Raya|
|Mars Telkom University|
|08.50.00||09.00.00||00.10.00||Opening MC + Presenting|
|09.00.00||09.10.00||00.10.00||Greeting||Prof. Dr. Ir. Ambariyanto, M.Sc (UIWURN Indonesia National Coordinator/ Deputy Chancellor IV of Universitas Diponegoro)|
|09.10.00||09.20.00||00.10.00||Greeting||Prof. Dr. Riri Fitria Sari, M.Sc., MM (Chairperson of UI GreenMetric – Universitas Indonesia)|
|09.20.00||09.30.00||00.10.00||Greeting||Prof. Dr. Adiwijaya, S.Si ., M.Si (President of Telkom University)|
|09.30.00||09.50.00||00.20.00||Presentation Speech by Keynote Speaker||Bupati Kabupaten Bandung*|
|09.55.00||10.00.00||00.05.00||Presenting by MC|
|10.00.00||10.45.00||00.45.00||Session 1||Junaidi, M.A
(UI GreenMetric Specialized Staff- Universitas Indonesia)
|10.50.00||11.00.00||00.10.00||Presenting by MC|
|11.00.00||12.00.00||01.00.00||Session 2||Heri Budiarso
(VP Health Safety Security and Environment, Pertamina EP)
|13.25.00||13.30.00||00.05.00||Presenting by MC|
|13.30.00||14.30.00||01.00.00||Session 3||Prof. Dr. Ahmad Zaharin Aris, Cenv, MRSC, FGS
(Dean Faculty of Environmental Studies – Universiti Putra Malaysia)
|14.35.00||14.45.00||00.10.00||Presenting by MC|
|14.45.00||15.45.00||01.00.00||Session 4||Facilitator UI GreenMetric|
|15.50.00||16.10.00||00.20.00||Closing||Representative from UI GreenMetric|
|Representative from Telkom University|
|17.40.00||17.50.00||00.10.00||Opening MC + Presenting|
|Dinner + Entertainment|
|Thursday, March 14th 2019||08.00.00||08.30.00||00.30.00||Registration at Hotel|
|08.30.00||09.30.00||01.00.00||Trip from Hotel to Universitas Padjajaran|
|09.30.00||10.00.00||00.30.00||Greeting||Prof. Dr. med. Tri Hanggono Achmad, dr.
(President of Universitas Padjajaran)
|10.00.00||11.00.00||01.00.00||Visit at Sustainability Office – Universitas Padjajaran|
|11.00.00||12.00.00||01.00.00||Campus Tour||Representative from Environmental Management Office Universitas Padjajaran|
|13.00.00||14.00.00||01.00.00||Trip from Universitas Padjajaran to Hotel|
Mercure Nexa Bandung Hotel (4-star hotel) Telkom Group Property
Jl. Jalan Supratman, No. 66-68, Cihaur Geulis, Cibeunying Kaler, Bandung
IDR. 600.000/night (include breakfast)
Reservation: Qorry Sri +62 856 2488 1234 (Telkom Corporate Rate)
Distance from Hotel to Telkom University: 7.6 KM (30 mins)
There will be Free Transportation from Mercure Nexa Hotel to Telkom University
IBIS Bandung Trans Studio Hotel (3-star hotel)
Jl. Gatot Subroto, No. 289, Cibangkong, Batununggal, Kota Bandung
IDR. 530.000/night (include breakfast)
Reservation: Vina Yuliani +6281312393903 (Telkom Corporate Rate)
Distance from Hotel to Telkom University: 5.2 KM (28 mins)
Grand Asrilia Hotel (3-star hotel)
Jl. Jalan Pelajar Pejuang 45 No. 123, Turangga, Lengkong, Bandung
IDR. 550.000/night (include breakfast)
Reservation: Hadi +6289669582191 (Telkom Corporate Rate)
Distance from Hotel to Telkom University: 4.3 KM (21 mins)