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Consultation on a carbon reduction target and strategy for higher education in England

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  • Education

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HEFCE PUB TEMPLATE 2005 Consultation on a carbon reduction target and strategy for higher education in England July 2009/27 Policy development Consultation Responses should be e-mailed to HEFCE by Friday 16 October 2009. A joint consultation by HEFCE, Universities UK and GuildHE on developing a carbon reduction target and strategy for higher education in England. Ju ly 2 00 9/ 27 Fr ee © HEFCE 2009 The copyright for this publication is held by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). The material may be copied or reproduced provided that the source is acknowledged and the material, wholly or in part, is not used for commercial gain. Use of the material for commercial gain requires the prior written permission of HEFCE. TM EN VIR ONM ENTALLY FRIENDLY Alternative formats This publication can be downloaded from the HEFCE web-site (www.hefce.ac.uk) under Publications. For readers without access to the internet, we can also supply it on CD or in large print. For alternative format versions please call 0117 931 7431 or e-mail [email protected] Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing society today. Evidence shows that the Earth is warming and that human activity is making a significant contribution to this. Higher education needs to play its part in helping meet UK climate change targets and it is uniquely placed to lead the way. Collectively, the sector influences many thousands of minds through its students and graduates; undertakes world leading research which provides solutions to key challenges; controls a very large estate; and procures billions of pounds’ worth of goods and services. Universities have the challenge of finding solutions that people can implement effectively. The 2006 Stern Review showed that the benefits of strong and early action will far outweigh the economic costs of not acting. Tackling climate change now makes sense. Although this is a consultation on carbon reductions alone, we know that th

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