Combat climate change. Alleviate hunger. Find lasting solutions.
The University of Nottingham is increasingly recognised as a leader in environmental sustainability. Our interdisciplinary research programmes focus on green issues and renewability. We also 'practise what we preach' on and around our campuses.
GlaxoSmithKline has provided a gift of £12 million to support the development of a new Centre for Sustainable Chemistry on Jubilee Campus. A collaboration between the University and GlaxoSmithKline, the building will run on renewable energy and will become carbon neutral over its lifetime. The Centre will provide space for new research activities, undergraduate training and outreach activities for local schools.
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Our world-class expertise in brewing science, bioenergy and in developing climate resilient crops is a key feature of the Campaign. It will continue to advance research into sustainable, affordable and secure energy supplies and state-of-the-art technologies to mitigate global warming.
The Campaign will also harness the University's unique international strengths in developing sustainable agricultural systems. Our research will examine ways of producing more food from the same amount of land, while using less fertiliser, water and energy, to meet the demands of a significantly growing global population.
The University's own commitment to a 'greener' future is for a 20% absolute reduction in CO2 emissions, from a 2009/10 level, by 2015.