Really like this blog on setting science based carbon targets.
I have always been of the view that the science is the reason we’re bothered about carbon so it ought to be at the core of the target.
Will Jenkins, of Carbon Credentials, makes some good points:
“The UK university sector is facing uncertainty from a multitude of challenges. This is triggering universities to examine their identity, their values, and their purpose.”
If universities don’t show leadership on this, who will? Christian Unger wrote this great piece with me last year.
Jenkins continues, “Universities are exploring how they can become more transparent, how they can build their brand and how they can remain competitive in a sector that is ripe for disruption. Given this context, and the fact that most of the sector has set carbon targets to 2020, could now be the right time for universities to reconsider their climate change objectives and look to set ambitious and long-term targets in line with the Paris Agreement?”
Read Will’s blog, or better still, come to the annual conference of the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges at Keele University later this month and speak to him yourself.