We will become a zero carbon and zero waste University
Developing and pioneering approaches to deliver a zero carbon and circular economy, protecting and enhancing biodiversity.
Our Carbon Emissions
The University recognises the climate crisis is one of the most pressing issues facing humanity. Our commitment to become carbon neutral by 2040 aims to tackle this crisis head on.
The University is committed to embedding circular economy thinking into practice and designing waste out of its operations by becoming zero waste by 2030.
Staff and Student Commuting
In 2020, the University was named as the best University in the UK for student cyclists.
To enhance the biodiversity of our campus and the city, the University has collaborated with the City of Edinburgh Council and other local partners.
Responsible Investments and Procurement
The University of Edinburgh will start 2021 having completed its commitment to divest from fossil fuels.
As a University, we recognise the need to keep food systems within environmental limits while supporting sustainable livelihoods.