Canterbury Christ Church University
Description/achievement of initiative

Canterbury Christ Church University's overarching environmental targets are:

to reduce Scope 1 & 2 carbon dioxide emissions from electricity, gas and University vehicles by 35% from the 2009-10 level by July 2016.

to reduce Scope 1 & 2 emissions by 57% from the 2009-10 level by 2020.

to reduce Scope 3 emissions from business travel, water and waste by 20% from the 2009/10 level by March 2016 and by 35% by 2020.

to attain ISO14001 accreditation by 2013

Implementation methodologies

Through ongoing projects already underway.

The University is committed to implementing environmental best practice, as demonstrated by:

Engaging and informing our students with a thorough understanding of sustainability issues, concepts and ethical considerations.

Implementing the carbon management plan to reduce our contribution to climate change.

Promoting resource efficiency and minimising waste and pollution by implementing sustainable procurement practices and management of all waste streams in line with the waste hierarchy.

Implementing sustainable Travel Plan to ensure an environmentally sound approach to transport and travel within the context of a multi-campus University.

Ensuring that assessment of environmental risk is undertaken for all physical and operational changes to the University's estate and operations.

Managing the grounds and buildings of the University in order to maintain and enhance biodiversity and minimise the impact of new and existing buildings.

Working with universities, colleges, businesses and the local community to promote and develop environmental good practice.

Promoting environmental awareness and responsibility amongst staff and students.

Compliance with all relevant environmental legislation, regulations and requirements.

Managing environmental risk and continual improvement of environmental performance.


Canterbury Christ Church University
Deliverable Date
Attain ISO14001 accreditation by 2013 2013
Resources devoted to implementation
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise Expertise of students and staff concerning sustainable development

Action Network
  • Higher Education Sustainability Initiative
Andrew Ironside, Acting Vice - Chancellor,

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Andrew Ironside, Acting Vice - Chancellor
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