University to commit to further reduce carbon emissions

October 17th, 2018

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Andy Long is joining a select group of universities in being the first to publicly pledge further reductions in their carbon emissions.

Attending a ceremony with Higher Education Minister Sam Gyimah in mid October 2018, Professor Long will commit the University to the government’s Clean Growth Strategy target for the higher education sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% in 2020/21 against 2009/10 levels.

The University’s research has a well-deserved reputation for supporting a more sustainable planet in developing greener sources of energy, food supply and construction and significant work is underway to ensure campus activity is increasingly sustainable.

The University recently announced it is fully divesting from investments in fossil fuels and the Get Involved and #WasteNott campaigns outline individual measures that all staff and students can take to make our campuses more sustainable.

More information on the University’s action on climate change is set out in the annual sustainability report.

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