Environmental Sustainability Vision, Policy and Strategy
Durham University is committed to reducing its environmental impact, and improving the local environment, both for the people who live and work in the University, and for the wider community. This commitment is reflected in policies, plans and procedures which seek to make the most effective and efficient use of all resources, encouraging all members of the University community to develop an ecologically sound approach to their work and lifestyle.
Sustainable Development Goals
These 17 goals have the power to create a better world by 2030, by ending poverty, fighting inequality and addressing the urgency of climate change.
Shaping the Future of Energy - Interview with Prof. Jon Gluyas, Director Durham Energy Institute
Professor Jon Gluyas, Director of Durham Energy Institute (DEI), discusses global energy challenges and how the DEI is working in partnership with representatives from industry, policy and community sectors to research and progress low-carbon energy options. Interview filmed by The Business Debate.
Latest environmental research news
Did dogs join us in settling the Americas?
Dogs are regarded as our best friend and now our researchers say the first people to settle in the Americas brought their canines with them.
(26 Jan 2021) » More about Did dogs join us in settling the Americas?
Investigating impact of human activity on birds
Our scientists have shown where bird species would exist in the absence of human activity under research that could provide a new approach to setting conservation priorities.
(25 Jan 2021) » More about Investigating impact of human activity on birds
A green university environment
Find out more about Greenspace, our Environment Team, who plan and promote all of the University's Environmental Plans, Policies and Procedures and coordinate environmental initiatives across the University.