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Our sustainability approach

Our net zero vision: a BU community that recognises the need to live in harmony with the natural world to protect the survival and wellbeing of all communities, and takes action to enrich society for the benefit of people and planet.

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Spotlight on...ecosystem collapse and recovery

In this episode of the Spotlight podcast, we speak to Professor of Conservation Ecology, Adrian Newton, about the impact climate change and human activity are having on the world around us, and what can be done to reverse the damage:

Sustainability on campus and in the curriculum

Did you know that BU have over 2000 solar panels on campus, or that much of the university’s heating is produced from underground heat pumps? Find out about sustainability on our campus and discover what BU is doing to help save endangered species, protect coastal regions and understand ecosystems:

Expert opinions

Dr Emma Jenkins

Blog: Insights from COP26

Dr Emma Jenkins, Director for the Institute for the Modelling of Socio-Environmental Transitions

The Day 2 pledge to cut methane emissions by 30% of 2020 levels by 2030 generated an energy in the room which is hard to describe. But underlying this current of hope is criticism and frustration from developing and island nations who are on the frontline of climate change.

Research projects

Graduate and student stories