Centre for Sustainable Development
Sustainable operations

Our activities

Our Strathclyde Development Goal focused activity permeates all areas of the University, including our estates, human resources and procurement.

Current projects

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Climate Neutral Districts Vision

The University is leading the delivery of climate neutral ‘districts’ in partnership with a range of private and public stakeholders. A series of technical feasibility studies are underway to inform the bold and ambitious climate mitigation and adaptation solutions and the commercial and financial models that are needed to deliver the necessary climate responses at all University assets, at scale and at speed.

Read our Climate Netutral District Vision Paper (August 2020).

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Student & staff engagement

We work with the whole University community by promoting active travel, organising events and running the Jump staff engagement programme. We’re also working on an online carbon literacy pack for our staff and students.

How we're tackling climate change

We're committed to reducing our environmental impact by mitigating carbon emissions and adapting to climate change. We've put together a policy to keep us on the right track.

Our policy has four main aims:

  • tackle climate change and reduce resource use
  • be socially responsible
  • collaborate with others
  • share learning and knowledge to help ensure continuous improvement
Find out more about how we're making an impact

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Times Higher Education logo - #12 in the world for climate action
VIP for Sustainable Development: Green Gown Awards 2019 - Student Engagement Winner
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