Sustainable Campus



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.

August 2019 progress:

  • 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

For more information on our current carbon emissions across all three scopes, please see our Carbon Management Plan.