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Environment and Energy


The University of Cambridge has around 20,000 students and over 11,000 staff, an estate portfolio valued at over £1.7bn, a planned capital building programme worth £412m, and energy costs of £15m a year. This means that the University has a high environmental impact and large carbon footprint. The University is committed to continual environmental improvement, including an absolute reduction of its overall carbon footprint by 2020.

The Environment and Energy team support staff and students at the University of Cambridge to achieve outstanding environmental sustainability. 

  • Visit our meet the team page to find out about each of us do, and what support we can offer you.

  • Visit our 'what do we do?' pages to find out about action we're taking in key areas.

  • All of the University's environmental sustainability aims and targets are set out in its Environmental Sustainability VIsion, Policy and Strategy. Read more in our policy overview.

  • We report regularly on our progress against the University's targets. You can read more on our annual report page.

Want to stay up to date with what we're doing? The best way is to sign up to the University's monthly sustainability newsletter, Greenlines: