Sustainable development goal 13

We support Nottingham’s ambition to be the UK’s first zero carbon city by 2028 and are working with partners in China and Malaysia to improve sustainability in their regions. Sustainability informs every aspect of life and work on our campuses, from developing state-of-the-art spaces for research and education, to engaging with our community and partners.




Nottingham’s target to become UK’s first zero carbon city


most sustainable university in the word (UI Green Metric World University Ranking)


cut in university emissions targeted by 2030




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Retrofit road map for city’s housing

University researchers are delivering a project that will inform the retrofit of Nottingham’s existing housing stock to improve energy efficiency and bring the city closer to its 2028 target for net zero emissions.

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Engagement and impact

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Advancing carbon capture technology

The University of Nottingham and our spinout company Promethean Particles have partnered with a North Yorkshire power station to trial a pioneering bioenergy carbon capture technology.

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Learning and students

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Festival and Social Science

We’re a partner of the national Festival of Social Science. Our researchers share insights into how the social sciences inform responses to challenges such as climate change and each year host free events to inspire local communities to make a difference.

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Policy and operations

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Our carbon management plan

The university’s carbon management plan sets out the investment and changes we will need to make to achieve our carbon reduction targets. This includes making our buildings more energy efficient and investment in on-campus energy generation.

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