The University of Southampton’s Sustainability Strategy, launched on October 20th 2020, sits alongside the University Travel Plan, Estates Strategy and Biodiversity Policy. It provides a roadmap for the University’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions reduction plans over the period to 2030.

The strategy sets out six main goals for the University: 

  • Goal 1: Achieve net zero emissions for Scope 1 and Scope 2 by 2030. 
  • Goal 2: Measure total emissions footprint and set targets for Scope 3 reductions. 
  • Goal 3: Adopt a value-based approach to reduce emissions from business travel. 
  • Goal 4Ensure that sustainability is a part of every University education programme by 2025.  
  • Goal 5Make sustainability a cornerstone of UoS’ research and societal impact. 
  • Goal 6Implement a sustainable and ethical investment policy. 

If you want to have your say or contribute to the delivery of these goals please use the various feedback tools available.

ECCD contribution

  1. The Energy and Climate Change Division (ECCD) team contributed significantly to the consultation and strategy drafting phases
  2. Professor Abubakr Bahaj is now chairing the University Sustainability Implementation Group (SIG) which has been tasked with co-ordinating the delivery of the Strategy’s six goals.
  3. Dr Ben Anderson has been seconded to SIG to support this work.  

Latest updates:


ECCD implements feedback tools for University Sustainability Strategy 02-2021

As part of their work to support the University’s Sustainability Implementation Group, ECCD have implemented two feedback tools for staff, students and the public to contribute feedback and ideas on the University’s Sustainability Strategy: A structured discussion board – not anonymous: accessible to University staff and students only (please read our guidance on how to contribute) A ...