The University of Leeds is calling for staff and students to contribute towards the University Climate Plan. Fill in our online survey now.
What is the University doing about the Climate Crisis?
In September, the University of Leeds confirmed its role as an international leader in climate research and innovation by releasing its 7 bold principles to address the climate crisis. This includes divestment from traditional use of fossil fuels, a commitment to a 2030 net-zero carbon footprint target, and a drive to achieve no direct carbon emissions by 2050.
What is the Climate Plan?
The Climate Plan is being created to set out bold commitments and actions that will form our response to the climate crisis, delivering on the 7 Principles. As well as net-zero by 2030, we’ll encourage net-zero where we have influence, use research to find solutions and ensure our students can learn about the climate crisis. View the draft plan below.
We need you!
The Climate Plan Roadshow travelled around campus in early December 2019, presenting our draft plan, and inviting all staff and students to provide feedback on the emerging Climate Plan themes. There was also an opportunity to find out how our research is contributing to net-zero emissions targets locally, nationally, and internationally.
If you did not have the chance to visit the Roadshow, you can still shape the Climate Plan through completing the online survey .We’ll use this feedback to finalise the Climate Plan which we will publish in 2020.
The Draft Plan
Explore the tabs below presenting the draft plan.
Achieving net-zero by 2030
Encouraging net-zero by 2030
Using influence to reduce emissions
Local, National and Global support for net-zero ambitions
Adapting to the growing demands of climate change
Further embedding sustainability into the curriculum
Research to achieve net-zero emissions
Which UN Sustainable Development Goals does this opportunity align with?
This opportunity aligns with all 17 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and in particular goals 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), 13 (Climate Action) and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals). For more information on the goals visit sustainabledevelopment.un.org.