Sustainable Campus

Carbon

Carbon

Working towards net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2040.

Newcastle University has committed, in its Climate Emergency Statement, to net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2040.

Achieving this is going to involve improving activities and infrastructure across many areas of the University.

What does our net-zero target mean?

We have to define which carbon emissions we are going to include in the net-zero carbon target and we want to be as transparent as we can whilst planning and reporting progress.

May 2020 update:

  • all Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon emissions are included in the target
  • we are currently looking into which Scope 3 emissions sources we're going to include within our target, as well as improving our accounting methodologies for these
  • developing the Climate Action Plan which will report on University emissions and the plans to achieve net-zero carbon

Roadmap to net-zero

November 2019's Climate Conversation brought together colleagues, students and external stakeholders to collaborate on the development of the roadmap to net-zero.

You can see a summary of the suggestions below split into the three environmental themes discussed on the day.

Keep an eye on this page for more net-zero updates.

Suggestions for net-zero with regards to all areas of sustainability
All themes

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Suggestions for net-zero with regards to resources
Resource Use

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Suggestions for net-zero with regards to energy
Energy

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Suggestions for net-zero with regards to travel
Travel

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