Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
The eleventh Sustainable Development Goal is to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
What we’re doing (University activity)
Air Quality Research
Working with aerial specialists, the University was able to calculate exactly how trees improve urban air quality. This has informed government policy through the DEFRA Air Quality Expert Group (chaired by a UoL Professor)
We have already met our waste management 2020 targets:
- Achieve 50% on-site segregation of waste for recycling (by weight) – current rate 55%
- Achieve 95% diversion from landfill (by weight) – current rate 97%
Civic University Agreement
The University of Leicester is among 30 universities to sign a new “Civic University Agreement” to reaffirm its role in contributing positively to the local community.