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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 £1.7 million just on our gas, electricity and water bills)
  • Conserve resources
  • Comply with legislation

The University's carbon footprint during the 2018-2019 academic year was nearly 13,000 tonnes (excluding emissions from the University's business travel).

Corporate Plan Target: Reduce Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions (from gas, fuel used within University owned vehicles and electricity) annually be 2.5% between 2015-2016 and 2020-2021 targeting a maximum of 4396 tonnes.  At the end of 2018-2019 the University had reduced its consumption to 3858 tonnes and has achieved its target two years ahead of the deadline.

As a result of this 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 37% 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)