The programs under the Center for Sustainable Development are divided into three (3):
As a Higher Education Institution (HEI), Batangas State University ensures attainment of sustainability in all its processes, programs, projects and activities as well as in following key areas: Governance and Management; Quality of Teaching and Learning; Quality of Professional Exposure, Research and Creative Work or Innovation; Support for Students and Relations with the Community.
Disaster Risk Reduction and Management / Climate Change Adaptation (DRRM / CCA)
The Province of Batangas is known not only for its natural resources but also for the natural disasters that have struck the province that resulted to loss of lives and properties and have also affected other nearby provinces. The different hazards in the province include typhoons, flooding, landslides and earthquakes, and recently, the Taal Volcano eruption. In 2017, the Batangas State University established the Adaptive Capacity building and Technology Innovation for Occupational safety and Natural disaters (ACTION) Center which is focused on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM). This allowed the University to offer Master in Disaster Risk Management and to engage its faculty and students in research undertakings focused on DRRM. It has also trained its human resource on DRRM and even established per campus an Incident Command System (ICS). It also established its Environmental Management Unit which oversees climate change adaptation initiatives of the University. To name a few, the University has embarked on the use of solar panels in every buildings being built in the university; establishment of sewage treatment facility and the plan to setup water harvesting facilities in every campus of the university. It has also established the Verde Island Passage Center for Oceanographic Research and Aquatic Life Sciences (VIP CORALS) which spearheads research on marine biodiversity within the VIP which is the center of the center of marine shore fish of the planet.
17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity. At its heart are the 17 SDGs which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. Batangas State University shall strive to push forward programs, projects and activities that respond to the attainment of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.