LSE Carbon Neutral Webinar

Date 25 November 2021 11:00 - 12:00
Venue Online
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In a first for UK higher education, the London School of Economics and Political Science has been independently verified as carbon neutral for the academic year 2020/21, for all its measured emissions.

The School was verified by global certification organisation BSI, against the internationally recognised standard for carbon neutrality, PAS 2060. This status was attained through ongoing work by LSE to reduce its carbon footprint and mitigate its residual emissions by supporting carbon reduction projects.

This was made possible by LSE’s efforts over the years to reduce its carbon footprint, with its direct emissions having reduced by 44% since 2005. This was helped by a £4.8 million investment since 2015 in a range of energy efficiency measures for campus and residences buildings, including upgrading Building Management Systems, installing LED lights and advanced lighting controls, fitting solar panels, insulating pipes, or replacing boilers and chillers.

These efforts means the School was able to take the additional measure of mitigating its residual emissions, by supporting high-quality carbon reduction projects abroad. Following a thorough review of options and a formal procurement process, LSE partnered with the not for profit Compensate Foundation to purchase carbon credits on the international market. Compensate takes a thorough approach in selecting and monitoring carbon mitigation projects for their integrity in delivering demonstrable carbon reduction impact, as well as other environmental and social impacts.

Furthermore LSE worked with auditors BSI (British Standards Institution) to obtain verification against the PAS 2060, the internationally recognised standard for carbon neutrality.

Join us for this exciting webinar to hear more from LSE on their approach to achieve carbon neutrality including: 
  • Approach to consultation and engagement.
  • Carbon credits: approach to procurement, choice of projects, assurance and risks.
  • Carbon neutrality: approach to scope and boundaries, emissions inclusions and exclusions.
  • PAS 2060 verification: process and lessons learned.

For those who missed the session or who would like a recap, below you can see the video recording of the session as well as the links to the presenations which were shared during the meeting:

If the video isn't working, you can also access the recording here

For those specifically interested in REGO
UKGBC have some good guidance on REGOS, PPA reporting you can find this here.
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