The University of Bath has declared a state of climate emergency and has henceforth committed to being carbon neutral in electricity, heating and vehicle emissions by 2030.
The plan looks to half indirect emissions within the next decade and achieve carbon neutrality for all emissions by 2040.
In addition to this, the university has already cut carbon dioxide emissions by 35% and cut energy and water use by £1 million since 2005. Furthermore, they source all of their electricity from renewable sources with even 10% being generated on campus.
Alongside this, the university plans to construct opportunities where students will be able to study and work on climate related issues. They will also teach students how to reduce CO2 emissions.
Ian White, Vice-Chancellor and President Professor, added:
“Universities can have an important role to play in addressing the climate emergency, not just through restricting their own emissions and in conducting research, but also in educating students to become future leaders and innovators with the skills and experience to respond to the climate crisis.”
Source: Future Net Zero