Our Sustainable Future
In our environmental sustainability strategy (2023-28) we set out our commitment to using the full range of our knowledge and influence – both in our local communities and across the world – to lead progress towards a healthier, more sustainable world.
Zero carbon by 2038
At The University of Manchester, we're committing to a zero carbon future. Not net zero, but zero direct carbon emissions by 2038.
How are we going to do it? By engaging our staff, students and the wider University and Manchester communities in a range of environmental intitiatives, while embedding sustainable practices into all of our plans, policies and processes.
Travel and transport
We aim to help reduce congestion in the city – especially along Oxford Road – and minimise emissions by offering environmentally friendly incentives to our colleagues, students and visitors.
University Living Lab
Supporting the development of research projects in partnership with external organisations, helping them meet their sustainability targets in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The Sustainable Futures platform guides our research to ensure it is addressing the major environmental challenges of the 21st century and has a positive impact on society.
The Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF) is a higher education sector-wide framework that offers guidance and criteria to improve the sustainability and efficiency of research and teaching laboratory spaces.