WHERE ARE WE NOW?
Right now, energy and mobility still have the biggest impact on the university's total CO2 emission.
Energy use takes up 59% of the university's CO2 emission. Most of this can be traced to the university's power plant, where the university generates energy and warmth with natural gas. The university's strategy to reduce this consists of reducing energy use, transitioning to sustainable energy and gaining maximum efficiency from fossil fuels.
All transportation takes up 33% of the university's CO2 emission. This includes: employees and students commuting between home and the university, as well as scientific staff travelling by plane and making official trips by car. Utrecht University handles this by, among other things, encouraging the use of bicycles and public transport.
Agriculture takes up 4% of the university's CO2 emission. This is composed of the activities of De Tolakker Farm, which is a part of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.
Waste processing, catering and cooling resources make up the remaining 2% of the CO2 footprint.