Help improve the University’s climate strategy

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Staff are invited to help make the University’s Climate Strategy better by responding to a consultation.

The University’s first Climate Strategy, ‘Zero by 2040’, was published in 2016, and has resulted in many successes to date.

However, as the various environmental crises deepen, the University recognises the need for a step-change in effort and urgency and is preparing to update its climate strategy in 2024.

Over the last seven months, 80 academic and professional services colleagues from across the University have worked together to identify potential deliverable actions commensurate to the size of the external challenges we face.

Staff are now invited to view these proposals and share their views on them in a consultation.

Respond to the consultation

The consultation is now open and will close on Monday 18 December 2023 at 12pm.
Staff are encouraged to contribute to what they think the University’s priorities should be across:
  • Net zero
  • Learning and teaching
  • Research and innovation
  • Partnerships
  • Operations
  • Nature and biodiversity
  • Water scarcity and chemical pollution
  • Our people and culture

Find out more and respond to the consultation at

Attend a town hall event

There will be a series of town hall events where staff can hear about the University’s proposed approach, ask questions and share their views. All staff and students are welcome to attend.

  • Wednesday 29 November, 12pm to 1pm (Central Area)   
  • Monday 4 December, 11am to 12pm (online) 

Book your place 

Find out more

University climate action: seeking your views