However, as a place of study for 27,000 students and a workplace for 4,000 employees (full-time equivalents) spread over six campuses, it is also important for us to reduce our own CO2 emissions in line with what research deems necessary.
SDU has therefore tentatively set a goal of reducing the University’s CO2 emissions in 2030 by 57% compared to 2018. In 2018, SDU’s CO2 emissions amounted to a total of 11,373 tonnes of CO2 equivalents.
The goal of a reduction of 57% compared to 2018 corresponds to a reduction of 70% compared to 1990. With this goal SDU meets the Danish government’s goal of a 70% reduction in CO2 emissions in 2030 compared to 1990.
The Board determines the final target for reduction for SDU's greenhouse gas emissions in December 2021 in connection with the approval of the climate plan for SDU up to 2030.