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Sustainability and climate conscious travel

Consider the environmental impacts of your travel and activities abroad.

Travelling abroad has an inevitable environmental impact. As part of the University’s goal to be carbon zero by 2040,  it’s important to reflect on the sustainability of long distance travel.  

SDGs Sustainable development goals

Sustainable development goals 

The University aims, in its operations, research, learning and teaching, to engage with and contribute to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, both locally and globally.  

Environmental sustainability commitment

Edinburgh Global is committed to making more efficient use of our resources and finding more sustainable ways of working, travelling and living.

Our Environmental Sustainability Commitment represents our contribution to the University’s sustainability strategy and target of being carbon zero by 2040. We will review our commitment annually and involve all colleagues.

Read our Environmental Sustainability Commitment

Our top tips for being sustainable while abroad

There are lots of things you can do to manage your carbon footprint, create less waste, and get involved in sustainability projects during your exchange! 

Find out more

The University's Department of Social Responsibility and Sustainability (SRS) has more information and ways  you can get involved in supporting sustainability issues:

Want to know more about the University’s commitment to sustainability and social responsibility?