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Carbon Management

The University is determined to manage and reduce its emissions through monitoring and reporting usage, resource efficiency, investment in mitigation technologies, and improved awareness.

  • Reduce our contribution to climate change
  • Reduce our spend (last year we spent nearly £1.6 million just on our gas, electricity and water bills)
  • Conserve resources
  • Comply with legislation

The University's Scope 1 and 2 carbon footprint during the 2020-21 academic year was 2726 tonnes CO2e (gas, fuel used within University vehicles, fugitive emissions and electricity).  Scope 3 emissions were at least an additional 7000 tonnes (including water, waste, procurement), though we do not yet measure all Scope 3 emissions.

We are currently drafting a revised Sustainability Strategy and Carbon Management Plan to ensure that we continue to reduce our consumption, carbon emissions and improve our environmental sustainability across all aspects of the University.  Our reductions will contribute to the net zero targets of both Liverpool City Council (by 2040) and the UK (by 2050).

Did you know?

  • We have reduced our emissions (Scope 1 and 2 emissions from gas, fugitive emissions, fuel used within University owned vehicles and electricity) by 44% since 2005-2006.
  • Our carbon footprint from our halls of residence (gas, electricity and water) is 1,022 tonnes (25.9% of our total consumption)