As part of the University’s Climate Plan, a key tenet of the University Strategy, we have committed to delivering net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
Our net zero target includes emissions associated with business travel and with student and staff commuting, which together represent around 11.5% of the total carbon footprint of the University, as well as emissions from University owned and operated vehicles.
The Sustainable Travel principle within the Climate Plan recognises that we need to work closely with the wider city to achieve our goals, whilst considering how we can support our staff and students to adopt more sustainable means of travel and reduce associated emissions.
Read more about net zero and sustainable travel in the University Climate Plan.
How to get around sustainably
There are lots of ways you can get to and from University, as well as around Leeds, more sustainably.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
We use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework to guide our activity. Our sustainable travel work is linked to the following SDGs:
- Goal 3: Good health and well-being
- Goal 4: Quality education
- Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
- Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
- Goal 13: Climate action
- Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals
Find out more about our impact on the SDGs.