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.

Climate Action Plan

Newcastle University’s Climate Action Plan outlines the action to be taken in response to the climate crisis, as part of the University's commitment to environmental justice and sustainability. It summarises the work carried out to date in reducing carbon emissions, the actions required to meet net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2040 and the part to be played by all members of the University community.

A draft of the Climate Action Plan (2438 KB) is available and we welcome feedback. Please email sustainable.campus@newcastle.ac.uk with any comments.

Please note that the plan is currently going through the University governance process. It was considered at Environment and Sustainability Committee on 24th September 2020, by University Executive Board on 10th November 2020, and will be considered by University Council in December 2020.

The final version of the Plan will be uploaded to these pages once approved, with events to accompany its launch in early 2021.

View of campus building rooftops

Climate Conversation

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.

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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