Our emissions reduction journey

The University has been actively working to reduce its carbon emissions since 2006.

An initial audit in 2006 identified that the University was producing 138,000 tons of carbon per year. In 2019, thanks to various carbon reduction initiatives over a number of years, this number lowered to 130,377 tons.

In 2021, the University is set to meet its target of net zero emissions from electricity, largely due to two power purchasing agreements with wind farms off campus. This means that, with more than 60% of the University’s scope 1 and scope 2 carbon emissions coming from electricity consumption, we are also on track to reach carbon neutrality before 2030.

Find out more about our carbon emissions in the greenhouse gas inventory reports.