UniSA contributes to environmentally, socially and culturally sustainable development, and we aim to reduce our environmental impact.
In February 2009, the Australian Technology Network (ATN), including UniSA, announced a joint commitment to collectively reduce Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 10% of 2007 levels by 2012/13 and 25% by 2020/21. The target is equivalent to an ATN benchmark greenhouse gas intensity of 105kg CO2-e/m2 per annum.
Due to UniSA's relatively low carbon emissions in comparison to its ATN partners, our target is to reduce Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 6% of 2007 levels by 2012/13 and 15% by 2020/21. This equates to a required greenhouse gas intensity of 85 kg CO2-e/m2 per annum by 2020 (baseline of 107kg CO2-e/m2 in 2007) based on an assumed growth of 1% of gross floor area per annum.
In 2016, UniSA had reduced carbon emissions by 25%. Further details on UniSA's performance can be sourced below.