Environmental Sustainability

Tackling the Climate Emergency

With the world facing an unprecedented rise in global temperatures, the University of Lincoln has been developing a range of approaches to environmental sustainability that is putting us at the vanguard of efforts to tackle the global climate emergency.

Over the last decade ongoing work by University staff and students has resulted in a 27 percent reduction in carbon emissions (against a baseline of 2009/10).

Many of the University’s modules now include an element of sustainability teaching and learning, and in May 2019 we declared a Climate Emergency to stand with other organisations taking the future of the planet seriously. We are working with our staff, students, the Students’ Union, and the wider community to set out our ambitions and approach. 

We are developing leading climate change research and in November 2019 hosted a significant UK Climate Change event, bringing together academics, staff, and schoolchildren to discuss the challenges we all face.

Top Ten in the UK

The University of Lincoln has been highlighted as one of the top 10 UK universities for reducing its impact on the planet.

The recognition comes from the UI GreenMetric World University Ranking, which also places Lincoln in the top 100 universities globally, and in the top 40 in Europe for embedding sustainability across the institution.

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Find out more about University of Lincoln's sustainability policies and plans

Sustainability at Lincoln