What the University is Doing

  • The University has an actual target to maintain carbon emissions by 2020 against our 2005/6 baseline. We are currently achieving a reduction in emissions in line with this target.
  • The aspirational target is to reduce carbon emissions by 43% by 2020 against our 2005/6 baseline.
  • To do this we are implementing various carbon saving programmes including:
    • Boiler replacement programme
    • PC remote shut down
    • Upgrading our Building Management Systems
    • Sub Metering
    • Reduced staff commuting by car
    • Implementation of 100% recycled office paper only policy
  • Take a look at our Carbon Management Plan (PDF: 1,465KB) which sets out our approach to achieving the sector level targets set by HEFCE
  • In October 2015 senior managers at the University responded to the student divestment campaign, by forming a Carbon Advisory Group to consider all of the University's links to the carbon industry. This included a review of the University's Socially Reponsible Investment Policy and progress with its implementation. Through the resulting recommendations the University has committed to making improvements across a number of areas including the estate, curriculum and investments; committing to an approach that allows consideration of all Environmental, Social and Governance considerations (not only fossil fuels) within the University’s endowment funds.