Climate Change

University of Strathclyde is committed to reducing its environmental impact by mitigating carbon emissions and adapting to climate change.

Our policy has four main aims.

  1. Tackle climate change and reduce resource use
  2. Be socially responsible
  3. Collaborate with others
  4. Share learning and knowledge to help ensure continuous improvement

 All policies, plans and strategies managed within Estates Services will embed the key principles laid out in the University Climate Change and Social Responsibility Policy .

   

THE GLOBAL GOALS

For Sustainable Development

The University is a signatory of the SDG Accord, and is committed to delivering SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS by means of inspiring, reporting and learning from each other. 

 Summary of University Work on promoting the SDGs is available in the Annual SDG Accord Report 2019

Embedding SDGs

How we are aligning our operational activities to some of the GOALS

 SDG 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation  

SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS - TIC Very Good BREEAM

LOW CARBON INFRASTRUCTURE - District energy scheme  

CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION - Climate Ready Clyde

   

 SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

PEDESTRIAN FIRST ETHOS - Heart of the Campus

CONNECTEDNESS WITH OUR COMMUNITIES - Places for Everyone

PROTECTING HABITAT - Biodiversity

  

 SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - Waste hierarchy, Reuse

SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT - Fairtrade, Green Tourism, Soil Association

SUSTAINABLE LABS - Energy, water

   

 SDG 13: Take action to combat climate change and its impacts 

STRATEGIC CARBON TARGET - 25% reduction by 2020

RENEWABLES ROLL-OUT - Solar PV, NMIS water source heat pump

FLEET MANAGEMENT - EVs, Cycling capacity increase

    

 SDG 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development

Through collaboration with other University departments as well as various external partners and networks we are embedding the SDGs by implementing change and further achieving impact.

   

We are a member of:

 

Projects and partnerships we are involved in related to Climate Change: