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Durham University

Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability

Introduction

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.

Read our Environmental Sustainability Vision, Policy and Strategy here

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.

Find out how Durham University is contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.


Featured video

Shaping the Future of Energy - Interview with Prof. Jon Gluyas, Director Durham Energy Institute

Shaping the Future of Energy - Interview with Prof. Jon Gluyas, Director Durham Energy Institute

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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

News

Melting ice sheets caused sea levels to rise up to 18 metres

an iceberg

Research led by our geography department has found that previous ice loss events caused sea-levels to rise around 3.6 metres per century, offering vital clues as to what lies ahead should climate change continue.

(8 Apr 2021) » More about Melting ice sheets caused sea levels to rise up to 18 metres


Did dogs join us in settling the Americas?

Siberian husky

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?