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Environmental Sustainability Strategy

 

To achieve our net zero carbon target, our academic priorities and our commitment to sustainable goals, we have embedded a new Environmental Sustainability Strategy Group (ESSG) within the University and are currently developing a new Environmental Sustainability Strategy (ESS).


We are committed to Growing Sustainably by growing and diversifying our income and taking progressive action to achieve net zero carbon in our operations by 2030 at the latest. We will also seek to minimise both our wider and legacy carbon footprint and influence sustainable practices within and beyond our campuses.


We are committed to Growing Sustainably by growing and diversifying our income and taking progressive action to achieve net zero carbon in our operations by 2030 at the latest. We will also seek to minimise both our wider and legacy carbon footprint and influence sustainable practices within and beyond our campuses.


We will combine the expertise and motivation of our community to enhance sustainability within and beyond the University, through our curriculum, research, operations, partnerships and engagement.


We will align and build academic excellence focused on Wellbeing and Sustainability, underpinned by the themes of:

  • Health
  • Environment
  • AI & Technologies
  • Culture & Communities

The new Environmental Sustainability Strategy Group, representing our student and staff community, will lead and support our work. The group is chaired by Professor Gary Hutchison of the University's Senior Leadership Team and sponsored by Andy McGoff, who sits on the University Leadership Team. Heloisa Fyfe, President for Societies and Community for the Edinburgh Napier Students' Association, also sits on the group.


To formalise, share and promote our plans, we are currently developing a new Environmental Sustainability Strategy. While this is being developed, we have an Environmental Sustainability Policy (2014) in place.


As we develop our Environmental Sustainability Strategy, our actions, commitments and progress throughout our 2020/21 academic year are highlighted within our Environmental Sustainability Actions, Commitments & Progress Working Document. The document references our key University Strategy commitments and complements our existing Environmental Sustainability Policy. You can also view the ESSG Terms of Reference​.


If you have any ideas you would like to contribute, please do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing environment@napier.ac.uk.


Sustainable Development Goals


We have made a commitment within the University Strategy to demonstrate delivery against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Scotland’s National Performance Framework. We will use both frameworks as best practice guides and we will embed the principles and practice of both within our ESS.  We will measure our success through a range of key performance indicators that will be discussed at the ESSG and reported to the University Leadership Team and publicly.