|Submission Date||July 15, 2020|
University of Tasmania
IN-48: Innovation B
|0.50 / 0.50||
Infrastructure Services and Development
Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
The University of Tasmania is committed to minimising the emission of greenhouse gas emissions and was certified as a carbon neutral organisation in 2017 (for its 2016 greenhouse gas inventory) by the Commonwealth National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS), now Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard. UTAS was the second of only two universities to be carbon neutral certified in Australia.
Carbon neutral certification against the Standard provides a credible stamp showing that an organisation has met all the requirements of the Standard. To achieve carbon neutral certification, entities must:
- Measure and reduce emissions where possible: Read more in our Greenhouse gas emissions management at UTAS and Our progress sections below to find out more about UTAS greenhouse gas emissions and emissions reduction initiatives
- Offset remaining emissions: Offset projects selected deliver benefits to the Tasmania community and to regions from which our international students originate, and provide co-benefits aligning with the University’s values
- Publicly report on their carbon neutrality: You can find the University’s Public Disclosure documents in the Department of Environment and Energy certified organisations webpage.
Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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