Bishop Auckland College's Climate Action

As the UK government takes forward plans to tackle the climate emergency and meet its legally binding commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, it is crucial that the education sector embeds climate responsibility in all of its activities. To do this will require dedication, resource and a focus on all aspects of College activity including college operations, buildings and infrastructure; education about sustainable lifestyle choices; revisiting partnerships and suppliers; and curriculum developments to connect students with jobs emerging in the green economy.

From the 2021/22 academic year, Bishop Auckland College will redouble its commitment to addressing the climate emergency agenda.

We will build on previous work with a renewed focus using the framework provided by the Climate Action Roadmap for Further Education Colleges as a route towards achieving net zero emissions. All aspects of College operations will be reviewed in order to achieve the initial target of a 15% reduction in the College’s carbon footprint by 2025. Work will embrace college operations, buildings and infrastructure; education about sustainable lifestyle choices; revisiting partnerships and suppliers; and curriculum developments to connect students with jobs emerging in the green economy, such as those in the domestic retrofit sector.

You can read our 2020/21 Streamlined Energy and Carbon Report here.