13.4.1 Commitment to carbon neutral university

  • 13.4.1 Commitment to carbon neutral university

The Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT) recognizes the critical importance of addressing climate change through actionable commitments. In line with this, AASTMT has dedicated efforts towards achieving carbon neutrality, a goal that aligns with Sustainable Development Goal 13 (SDG 13) and the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocols. Indicator 13.4.1 focuses on the commitment of institutions to becoming carbon neutral, setting a target date for this achievement.

AASTMT’s approach towards carbon neutrality involves a comprehensive understanding of our current carbon footprint, followed by the implementation of strategies to reduce and offset these emissions. Our commitment is reflected in both our institutional policies and the practical steps we are taking on our campuses.​​​​​​​

Implementation of Carbon Neutrality Commitment:

  • A critical step in our journey towards carbon neutrality has been the assessment of our campus carbon footprint for the period 2018-2021. This comprehensive analysis provides a detailed understanding of our emissions across various campus operations.
  • The carbon footprint report includes emissions from sources such as energy consumption in buildings, transportation used for academic purposes, and other campus activities. By quantifying our greenhouse gas emissions, AASTMT can identify key areas where emissions can be reduced and implement targeted sustainability initiatives.
  • Following the assessment, AASTMT has developed and begun implementing a series of measures to reduce its carbon footprint. These include energy efficiency improvements, increasing the use of renewable energy sources, waste reduction strategies, and enhancing sustainable transportation options.
  • The Campus Carbon Footprint report is a pivotal document that guides our strategies and actions towards reducing our environmental impact. It serves as a baseline against which future reductions can be measured and is integral to our planning for carbon neutrality.

AASTMT's commitment to achieving carbon neutrality is an ongoing process that involves continuous evaluation and adaptation of our strategies. By setting a target date for carbon neutrality and taking concrete steps towards this goal, AASTMT is not only contributing to global climate action efforts but also setting a standard for environmental stewardship in the region. Through these initiatives, AASTMT aspires to be a model for sustainable practices in higher education and beyond.

Campus Carbon Footprint 2018-2021 on the AASTMT web page