At the start of 2022 we published our response to the climate emergency.

Having declared a Climate Emergency and signed the SDG Accord Global Climate Letter, we have committed to collectively step up to the challenge by supporting a three-point plan and publishing a high level response to the Climate Emergency:

  • Mobilising more resources for action-oriented climate change research and skills creation;
  • Pledging to reach net-zero by 2030 or 2050 at the very latest;
  • Increasing the delivery of environmental and sustainability education across curriculum, campus and community outreach programmes.

Whilst this clearly indicates that our response to the Climate Emergency is not just about cutting carbon emissions, the University has clear responsibilities and unique opportunities as a values led organisation, an educator, a knowledge broker, and as an anchor institution in the region.

We've also now published a Report on Phase 2 of our Climate Emergency Commitment.