Measuring our environmental impact
Making Carbon Count: The Net Zero Plus Plan details how the University intends to manage and reduce our emissions, particularly those that are included within the net zero target. In summary, these are the emissions that result from activities that are directly financed by the University. They cover all of scopes 1 & 2 and some of scope 3. However, the University’s annual reporting discloses all carbon emissions (where possible) and is committed to both improving measurement of and reducing these emissions.
The carbon baseline report establishes a baseline of 92,180 tonnes CO2e for the net zero target.
University of Leicester baseline carbon emissions 2018/2019 (tonnes CO2e)
University of Leicester academics have been involved in measuring and monitoring the impact of climate change since the 1980s and many are now at the forefront of such technologies, influencing global policy and informing decision makers. Some recent examples are:
- Earth observation
- Urban air quality: a global problem
- How satellites are tackling climate change
- Collaboration looking at emissions of shipping fleets