Goal 13: Climate Action
The thirteenth Sustainable Development Goal is to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Climate change is a serious threat, and fighting back against it is a priority for both our research and our development as a university: ensuring that we help to preserve our world for generations to come.
What we're doing
Carbon Literacy training, supported by the Carbon Literacy Project, provides colleagues with the motivation and knowledge to enable meaningful action on the climate crisis in their personal lives, at work and in the community. Since May 2022, 165 students and staff have been accredited as Carbon Literate. All staff and students can continue to attend training offered once per term.
Carbon Literacy Training is also embedded in our teaching. The Sustainable Enterprise Partnership Project (NT3100) module offers students the chance to achieve Carbon Literacy Accreditation and then use that knowledge to work with a partner organisation in groups to produce a sustainability audit report including recommendations for how to address the climate crisis in their business.
A UK Research and Innovation grant funded the Self-Learning Digital Twins for Sustainable Land Management project with Leicester academics aims to use artificial intelligence to inform more environmentally friendly land use in the UK. The researchers will work together with industry leaders and the farming community to deliver intelligent computer code that can produce advice how to reduce farming emissions across the UK.