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The University of Leeds Climate Plan was approved in November 2021. You can read it in full here, along with our dedicated plan to deliver net zero emissions by 2030.

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At the University of Leeds, we are committed to embedding sustainability in everything we do. To us, sustainability means creating value for society by taking responsibility for our economic, cultural, social and environmental impacts. We draw on the diverse expertise of our students, staff and partners to collaborate in finding sustainable solutions to global challenges, and to maintain our position as world-leaders in sustainability.

Sustainability is a journey. Though society may not have all of the answers now, we are committed to using the University’s assets to tackle global challenges. On our website, you can explore what’s happening across the University, including our world-leading research and education, how we’re using our campus to find solutions to local and world challenges, and what you can do to be a part of our sustainable community.

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We’re pleased to announce that the Sustainability Service has recently welcomed nine new Blueprint teams to our engagement programme which supports Schools and...

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The first tree has been planted at Gair Wood, one of the most significant woodland development schemes in the region....

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As part of our Welcome to Leeds campaign, Community Ambassadors have been visiting households in the local area popular with...

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Applications to present at the University of Leeds 2023 Student Sustainability Research Conference are NOW OPEN!   The 2023 Student Sustainability...

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