As a University, we understand that our use of fossil-fuel derived energy is contributing to global climate change. In 2019, the University declared a Climate Emergency and in 2020 approved a target to reach net zero carbon by 2030. We are now working to develop our action plan on how to achieve this ambitious target.
Between 2018 and 2019, Bangor University invested £2.5 million in energy efficiency improvements as part of the Welsh Government’s ReFit Cymru scheme. In total, the scheme is projected to reduce the University’s energy consumption by around 12%. For more information, see the ReFit Case Study page.
For the 2019/20 academic year, the University’s carbon emissions were calculated to be 7,348 tonnes CO2e*. This is a reduction of 56.6% in absolute terms, compared to our baseline in 2010.
*CO2e: Carbon Dioxide Equivalent. Click here for a definition.
We will make information about our carbon management and reduction work and progress openly available in these pages as and when it becomes available. Feedback, suggestions and opinions are welcomed and can be made by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.