Carbon Management Plan
We will be developing a new Carbon Management Plan over the coming months as part of our Sustainability Sub-Strategy 2021-26. The principles of our current plan still remain while this work is undertaken.
The existing Carbon Management Plan sets out the steps necessary for the University to achieve its target of reducing CO2 emissions by 43 percent by 2020 from a 2005 baseline.
The University is currently developing its new Carbon Management Plan, and will also produce a more detailed Decarbonisation Plan later in 2023. The focus remains on an overall reduction in carbon emissions through improved energy efficiency, with our net zero target set for 2035, as detailed in the Sustainability Sub-Strategy. The new CMP will be reviewed and approved at senior management level, and updated on this page as soon as possible. (Updated June 2023)
Approximately 60 percent of all the University’s Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions are from student accommodation (including external student accommodation).
This report, produced by consultants LCMB, details are scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions baseline, and advised our approach to making a net zero commitment. It identifies opportunities for carbon reduction across our three campuses and indicates investment required to achieve our ambitions.
As we develop our work on Scope 3 emissions, we have undertaken an initial exercise to assess data we currently hold.
The University's HVAC and refrigeration is maintained to comply with high standards to prevent escape of gases. Any refrigerants removed during the maintenance process are handled by a registered waste carrier.
Our School of Life Sciences carefully manages the disposal of any hazardous wastes, and laboratory staff adhere to a comprehensive Waste Disposal Handbook (.pdf).
Scope 1 and 2 for in-house university accommodation for 2022
Scope 3 for externally provided accommodation for 2022