Carbon Management Plan
Committed to making efficient and environmentally responsible use of energy, the University has achieved its principal carbon reduction target of Scope 1* and 2** CO2 annual emissions to be reduced by 30% by the end of 2019/20 academic year.
During the period of measurement from our baseline of 7947 tonnes of CO2e in 2005/06 through to 2019/20 the carbon emissions of the university have reduced by 30.33%, this equates to a total saving of 2,238 tonnes of carbon across the University Estate.
Our Carbon Management Report provides a review of our Carbon Management Plan 2017, a revised plan documenting our Carbon Management targets and strategies for Net Zero will be available by the end of the calendar year.
- Achievement of 2020 Carbon Reduction Target
- Invested in excess of £2.4m on carbon management projects and initiatives since 2008
- BREEAM ‘Very Good’ Certification for our academic buildings (Creative Hub, Learning Hub, Senate) and Student Union.
- Sustainable Travel
- Heat from Biomass
- Investors in Environment Green Award
We continue to work with our supply chain to reduce scope 3*** emissions through the implementation of our sustainability requirements in our procurement process, waste strategy, and travel plan.
*Scope 1 – from direct on-campus combustion of fossil fuels e.g. from gas and oil combustion for heat.
**Scope 2 – Indirect emissions e.g. from the production of grid electricity.
***Scope 3 – indirect emissions from transport, waste, water consumption and procurement.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
We use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework to guide our activity. Our carbon management plan is linked to the following SDGs:
Find out more about our impact on the SDGs