Making campus ‘a living laboratory’ to tackle climate change

Professor Piers Forster discusses how changes at the University to tackle climate change can be measured and used to drive faster progress.

Across the University, there is a major effort to understand how we currently use fossil fuels and how we can adapt to make campus more environmentally friendly.

Professor Forster, Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate, said: “Climate impacts are being felt here and now all over the world, and they will continue to get worse until we transition the world to net zero – and also make our society more resilient.”

The University’s Climate Plan is helping us to plot a path to a fairer and more sustainable future.

It is a collaborative effort involving academic staff, professional services staff and students and will effectively turn campus into a ‘living laboratory’ to find the best ways of tackling climate change. 

Watch a video of Professor Piers Forster discussing how the University measuring its efforts to tackle climate change can have a potentially global impact.

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