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Nature positive

We are delighted to join the Nature Positive Universities Alliance as a founding member.

Nature Positive provides a fantastic opportunity for us to unite with global universities to address the important issue of restoring and preserving nature.

What is Nature Positive?

Nature Positive is a new global alliance that bring universities from around the world to prioritise nature on university campuses and in their supply chains.

The project is being led by University of Oxford and United National Environment Programme (UNEP).

Nature Positive calls for ambitious pledges to reduce universities’ negative impacts on nature.

Our commitment to preserving nature

Our campus is situated in a beautiful landscape setting, with examples of high-quality wildlife habitats located within our estates. These include deciduous woodland, grassland and wetland habitats.

We at Durham enjoy a high-quality environment and are committed to maintaining and improving the quality of this environment, both for the people who live and work in our campus and for the wildlife.

We are on a mission to actively reduce our carbon dioxide emissions and we thrive on producing world-leading and world-changing research, including much that directly addresses the issue of environmental sustainability.

Our vision is to deliver excellence in education, research and wider student experience in the most sustainable way possible.

With this pledge we plan to introduce more environmental sustainability into our research agenda, teaching curriculum and the Durham Award scheme.

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