The University of Leeds has internationally recognized research into mitigating climate change and we take our University carbon footprint seriously. We are working to reduce our impact and have set an ambitious target to reduce our carbon emissions by 35% by 2020, using our 2005/06 emissions as a baseline. This stems from the fourth theme of our strategy to make the most of our resources. Through reducing our carbon emissions and improving our energy efficiency, we aim to become a low carbon University.

We have a University Carbon Management Plan that is compliant with the Carbon Trust and Capital Investment Framework requirements which sets out how we are to achieve this. In addition to the Carbon Management Plan which manages scope 1 & 2 emissions, we use the University Environmental Management System to set targets related to Scope 3 emissions.


Carbon Management Plan

2019 Carbon Management Plan Objectives

An update of our annual performance, including Scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions, is included in our Annual Sustainability Report.


The University maintains an annual fund for ad-hoc replacement of small equipment that is proven to deliver good carbon or water savings. If you believe you have equipment that can be replaced which will deliver financial pay-back within a 5 year period please get in touch as