Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Climate change

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.


Utilities currently cost the University approximately £20M per annum and the University has a duty to reduce its carbon footprint.  This is a significant Social Responsibility and Sustainability challenge for the University in the years ahead. 

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Find out about some of the things we are doing to address the University's target to become zero carbon by 2040.

Case studies and news

Read case studies from the University's Climate Research and Sustainable Campus Fund projects.