Programmes and projects

We deliver high quality and impactful programmes to catalyse action and collaboration across campus and support the University in achieving its Social Responsibility and Sustainability strategy and related commitments.

Sustainability innovation & leadership

Find out how you can reduce carbon and waste to help achieve the University's Zero by 2040 and Zero Waste strategies, and discover opportunities to grow as a sustainable leader.

Student leadership for sustainability

Explore different ways for students to get involved. Have an idea for a project for social responsibility and sustainability at the University? Browse opportunities to access funding and support for students.

Supply chains and investments

Details of our Supply chains and investments programme, including Good Food, modern slavery, conflict minerals, fair trade, palm oil and responsible investment.

Biodiversity: a nature positive University

As part of our journey to address the global ecological crisis, the University has pledged to protect wildlife and prevent nature loss by 2030.

Community engagement

We work together with local communities to contribute to improving the lives of people across the Edinburgh City Region.

Climate strategy

The University of Edinburgh has committed to become zero carbon by 2040. The University's Climate Strategy 2016 lays out a comprehensive whole institution approach to climate change mitigation and adaptation in order to achieve its ambitious targets.