RGU pledges commitment to climate action

Monday 01 November 2021

Energy transition
RGU has signed up to the Race to Zero for Universities and Colleges, pledging its commitment to reducing emissions in the drive towards Net Zero.

So far, more than 1000 universities from 68 countries have signed the pledge, which is an initiative led by EAUC – The Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education and Second Nature with support from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

As part of the pledge, the University has agreed to publish its plans on achieving Net Zero as well as committing to reporting publicly on the actions it is taking, and progress it is making.  

Professor Steve Olivier, Principal and Vice- Chancellor of RGU, commented: “We understand that without urgent interventions, the pace of climate change will continue to accelerate. This is why we have a strategic commitment to reduce our environmental impact. 

“At RGU, sustainability goes beyond just reducing carbon emissions; it is about shaping and influencing thought leadership on energy transition, helping the next generation access higher education so that they can solve complex global energy issues, and collaborating with industry to find innovative solutions to achieve net zero targets. 

“We have a unique opportunity to shape the sustainability landscape by bringing to bear our strengths in teaching, research, innovation and industry partnerships.”

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