Case Studies

University of Exeter

Who are they?

The University of Exeter is at the forefront of environment and climate change research and an important contributor to Devon’s economy. In response to the climate and biodiversity emergency the University has implemented a strategy to reduce its carbon emissions.

University of Exeter

What are they doing?

The University of Exeter has pledged to halve the emissions it owns, controls and purchases by 2025 and to reach net-zero for all emissions by 2050.

Goals to achieve this include reducing long-haul flights by 50% by 2025. Plastic and paper usage will also be reduced by 50% by 2025. You can view the Universities full list of goals here.

The University has implemented some early actions that tackle the organisation’s emissions. These include: investing in upgrades of remote video technology, removing all single-use non-recyclable food and drink containers and ensuring new materials are effectively recycled and/or composted. You can view the full list of early actions here.