As soon as 2030, the University of Graz hopes to reduce its emissions by at least two thirds with the help of its measures and achieve “net zero emissions” by participating in carbon storage in Austria. According to the Carbon Management approach implemented by the University of Graz, true climate neutrality means that at least 90 per cent of emissions must be reduced by 2040.
A greenhouse gas balance was drawn up in order to successfully achieve this climate neutrality goal. This balance marks the starting point on the roadmap outlining the measures taken by University Graz to becoming climate neutral.
The climate-neutral university
The following four areas in companies are responsible for producing greenhouse gas emissions: energy, mobility, resources, and inventory (e.g. buildings and finance). The carbon management approach defines which actors can act in which way. The starting point for the measures leading to a reduction in emissions as well as emission storage is the greenhouse gas balance. This is calculated at the beginning of the project. The carbon management approach can be applied to institutional, personal, public, non-profit as well as commercial entities. Here you can find more information about the carbon management approach and its applicability in your organisation.