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Provost's Advisory Committee on Sustainability and Low Carbon Living

The Provost’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability and Low Carbon Living was established in February 2017 to deliver sustainability objectives in the University’s Strategic Plan (2014-2019) (currently 2020-2025). The committee is specifically tasked with the goal of creating sustainable campuses for the university. The overall commitment is outlined in our Sustainability Policy (November 2017).

The committee has student, staff and faculty representatives from across the university, and it receives input from the Green Campus Committee. The committee meets at least once during term time, and establishes subgroups, as needed, to work on specific topics.

Duties of the Committee:

  • Publishing an Annual Sustainability Report which reports on carbon footprint, energy consumption, waste diversion, generation and recycling, transport use and water consumption
  • Ensuring that all new buildings, refurbishments and purchases comply with and, where possible, exceed, energy-efficiency standards and water conservation measures
  • Promoting research and teaching of sustainability issues as well as promoting the campus as a living laboratory
  • Undertaking sustainability audits and engaging campus users in sustainability targets
  • Publishing a carbon footprint and action plan for reducing carbon emissions
  • Collaborating with Dublin City Council’s Smart Dublin programme
  • Maintaining membership of the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN)


Provost's Advisory Committee on Sustainability and Low Carbon Living, March 2020