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Environment and Energy


The Environment and Energy Section is responsible for promoting sound policies and practices throughout the University to protect and enhance the local and global environment.

The University of Cambridge has around 19,000 students and over 11,000 staff. With an estate portfolio valued at over £1.7bn, a planned capital building programme worth £412m, and energy costs of £15m a year, 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.

We aim to support the University mission to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence, whilst encouraging and supporting the environmental sustainability agenda across its operations.

Meet the team

What do we do?

Policy overview

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