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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 through a carbon reduction target to reduce its energy-related carbon emissions to absolute zero by 2048, with a steep 75% decrease on 2015 emissions by 2030.

The Sustainability Team support members of 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 'taking action' pages to find out what we're doing 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.

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University of Cambridge Alliances

The University of Cambridge is a member of a number of alliances and groups that support our environmental sustainability objectives. These include: