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Bartlett Net Zero 2030

The Bartlett has pledged to become a net-zero faculty by 2030. This promise sits alongside our commitment to advancing climate action through our teaching and research.

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The Bartlett has pledged to become a net-zero carbon faculty by the year 2030. This aligns with UCL’s overall commitment to becoming a net-zero institution by the same year.

At The Bartlett, much of our built environment teaching and research focuses on how we can tackle the climate emergency. Our Together for Climate Action campaign in the run-up to COP26 focused our academic expertise on urgent global policy challenges. Our net-zero commitment acknowledges that we too must play our part in reducing global heating.

The Bartlett aims to take a leading role in demonstrating how organisations can play their part. Commitments like this are essential if we are to limit global heating to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Any higher, and we are likely to face environmental catastrophe. 

We will be running a regular blog to show how we are progressing towards this target, and publishing reports around different thematic areas (available below). You can also subscribe to our climate action newsletter to get the latest updates from across the faculty. All Bartlett staff and students are invited to get involved. Please fill out this form to let us know if you are interested in any particular areas.

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Bartlett climate action content

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The dirty truth about procurement

At The Bartlett, we’re looking at how to effectively understand and reduce our procurement emissions.

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Reducing CO2 emissions from The Bartlett's buildings

To reach net zero we must think about both energy usage in buildings on campus, and the sources from which we power them, writes our Faculty Lead for Climate Action.

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Bartlett Net Zero: Status, options and future potentials

Nine UCL students carried out studies related to The Bartlett's journey to net zero by 2030. Read a summaries of these by theme, alongside the full reports, here.

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Stepping out on the road to net zero

Read the first in our blog series from Nick Hughes, Bartlett Faculty Lead for Climate Action. This post looks at why we’ve made our net-zero commitment – and how we’ll get there.

Together for Climate Action

Together for Climate Action

Visit our climate hub, developed in the run-up to COP26. Here you’ll find policy-focused content from our leading academics on how we can address the climate emergency.

Main photo by Matt Artz on Unsplash. The Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska has been receding rapidly in the last few decades.