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Our Sustainability Achievements


The University of Melbourne Council first adopted targets to reduce the University’s carbon emissions for the period 2008-2010, with an aspirational goal to be carbon neutral by 2030.


Measures to reduce carbon footprint***

 

2008

2009

2010

2030

Reduction in Energy Use

10%

15%

20%

>20%

Certified Green Energy

10%

15%

20%

>20%

Abatement Measures (carbon offsets)

5%

10%

10%

 

Total Impact

25%

40%

50%

100%

*** Reductions from 2006 baseline


All of the 2008 – 2010 targets were achieved. Some of the highlights are as follows:

Energy Reduction

 

Green Power and Abatements

 

Nett Emissions

 

Water

University of Melbourne Potable Water Consumption

The 2011 - 2015 target allows for University expansion and longer term dry conditions


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