Greenhouse gases are gases that absorb infrared radiation and radiate heat. Human activities are responsible for almost all the increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere over the last 150 years. This is the main cause of global climate change.
The University is responsible for the direct or indirect emission of greenhouse gases from different sources. Some important emission sources are the use of electricity, fuels for stationary and transport purposes, business travel, commuting, waste to landfill, and construction.
The University is committed to support the creation of a zero-carbon society, as demonstrated by:
- Being carbon neutral certified since 2016
- Committing to full divestment by the end of 2021
- Joining Race to Zero (previously Global Climate Letter for Universities and Colleges) in 2021
Read more about these initiatives in the 'Our Commitment' section.
You can fight climate change and help the University
Install and use UCapture. For free!
UCapture is a green-tech platform (internet browser extension) that will help to offset the University’s carbon footprint, for free, when you shop online. We are not asking you to shop more (please don’t!) but to let UCapture work while doing your usual shopping.