Sustainable UCL


Sustainable Travel

Organisational travel is the 3rd largest source of carbon emissions for the university. In 2019 organisational travel accounted for approximately 11% of UCL’s total carbon emissions.

Sustainable travel commitments 

Connectivity is a key part of academic endeavour, whether for meetings with global partners, undertaking field research or speaking at conferences. However, achieving this connectivity by physically travelling has a significant impact on the climate.

What is UCL doing? 

  • Creating a campus where active travel is easy and encouraged;
  • New travel provider (Clarity Travel) contract that calculates the carbon footprint of your travel;
  • Travel Expense Policy for travel spend encouraging low-carbon travel;
  • Improving opportunities to work with international partners without the need to travel.

> Learn about our impact on our travel initiatives from our Annual Report. 

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Sustainable Travel Initiatives 

Booking travel

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All travel must be booked through UCL's travel provider, Clarity Travel. Clarity Travel will support you to travel in the most carbon efficient way as per UCL's travel policy.

Booking travel at UCL

Claim Bike Journey Expenses

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UCL staff can claim expenses for journeys made by bike through UCL iExpenses Claims.

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