Sustainable UCL


Change Possible: The Strategy for a Sustainable UCL 2019 - 2024

As London’s Global University with a diverse community, we have an opportunity to inspire sustainability action on an international scale. 

The Vision

There are three founding principles behind our vision for a Sustainable UCL 2019-2024. 

  • First, because UCL students will go on to be the leaders of tomorrow, we commit to empower every student to champion sustainability during their time here at UCL, and beyond.
  • Second, we want to lead by example. We want to make operating in a sustainable and socially responsible way the new normal by fully integrating sustainability into our planning, processes and culture.
  • Third, UCL must shape the debate. As world leaders in research, we want to spark debate and co-create sustainability solutions with the wider world.

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Read the full strategy here

Read UCL's Sustainability Strategy Budget here

Read our annual sustainability reports to see the progress we have made so far 

Learn how we consulted the UCL community to develop our strategy

Our three signature campaigns:

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Positive Climate will use UCL’s wealth of climate change expertise and research to reduce carbon emissions. By 2030, we’ll be generating all our renewable energy, helping our staff and students reduce the impact of their travel and be providing 100% vegetarian catering for events and hospitality.





The Loop
The Loop will tackle unsustainable consumption by reducing waste and specifying the best products for people and planet. We’ll be rethinking our relationship with products, asking who is making them, where they come from, where they end up and whether we really need them at all?





Wild Bloomsbury
Wild Bloomsbury will introduce nature-based solutions to Bloomsbury. By 2024, we will have created 10,000m2 of extra biodiverse space – equivalent to more than one and a half football pitches. Look forward to seeing green walls, brown roofs and pocket gardens to increase biodiversity and reduce the impacts of pollution in the heart of London.