The University of Plymouth has declared a climate emergency, joining an international movement aimed at taking action on climate change.
The move, supporting a call by EAUC – The Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education, reaffirms the University’s position as a global leader in sustainability.
As part of the commitment, the University will adopt a net zero emissions target (scope 1 and 2) by 2025, five years earlier than originally planned.
It will continue efforts to increase recycling rates across its campus, reduce the amount of water used in its facilities, continue to reduce energy use and cut CO2 emissions (which have already fallen by 42 per cent since 1990).
The University will also look to expand its expertise in climate change research, which has led to it influencing government policies across a wide range of fields in both the UK and abroad.