Climate conscious travel

Find out how to reduce emissions through virtual collaboration, choosing low-carbon local transport, and following our Sustainable Travel Policy for national and international travel.

What can I do?

The easiest way to reduce carbon emissions from travel is to follow the Travel Hierarchy.

List of modes of transport suitable for business travel arranged by least to most carbon intensive
Travel hierarchy for local travel - video conference, cycling, public transport, shared taxi, taxi alone. Travel hierarchy for national travel - video conference, public transport, car share, car alone, air transport (in limited exceptions). Travel hierarchy for international travel - video conferencing, public transport, air transport

Virtual collaboration

Emissions can be reduced by using virtual collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

Local travel

Active transport (walking or cycling) is the mode of transport with the lowest emissions, followed by public transport (buses or trams).

There are various incentives and support for these forms of more sustainable travel.

Electric Vehicle Charging Points

Transport website

National or international travel

Follow the Sustainable Travel Policy.

Our 'climate conscious' travel approach is to:

  • reduce overall travel; replace high carbon modes of transport with low carbon modes ones; sequester remaining emissions
  • whilst continuing to excel in our world-leading learning, teaching and research

Find out more:

Business travel

What is the University doing?

Launched in February 2022, the Sustainable Travel Policy applies to you if you travel on behalf of the University.


Topic: travel