IFLA’s Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Section (ENSULIB) aim is to encourage librarians to inspire their communities into more environmentally sustainable way of action, by providing materials on green librarianship, giving voice to green librarians and library projects worldwide, leading by example, and offering a discussion forum.

Present environments are endangered by climate change and other threats including social inequalities. All organizations should strive to protect the environment through sustainable development. This includes all kinds of libraries, which can play an active and significant role in sustainable development.

Green and Sustainable libraries are particularly predestined to take on the role as exemplars, educators, and enablers. Green and Sustainable libraries take into account environmental, economic and social sustainability. Green and Sustainable Libraries may be of any size, but they have a clear sustainability agenda.

ENSULIB’s commitment is guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Climate Agreement and related environmental certificates and programmes.

ENSULIB brings together those who are interested in and responsible for sustainability in all areas of libraries and librarianship, following IFLA’s “Exemplars, Educators, Enablers: Libraries and Sustainability” publication.

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This unit is part of the Professional Division G.