NYU Abu Dhabi is on a journey to minimize its environmental impact through a comprehensive Climate Action Plan that outlines the goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. The Plan enables the University to measure its greenhouse gas emissions and set clear, measurable targets for reduction. Every area of the university is pursuing strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support teaching, research, and technological solutions, and provide resources and guidance for establishing a culture of sustainability at NYUAD.
Led by the Office for Sustainability and Stewardship in partnership with the Facilities Management team and other departments and offices, NYUAD is committed to achieving ambitious reduction goals. This action plan, alongside NYUAD’s pledge towards NYU’s Carbon Neutrality 2050 goal and the UAE’s Net Zero by 2050 strategy, sets rigorous measures in motion and aims to position NYUAD as a leader in the push for carbon neutrality.
NYUAD has completed a comprehensive audit to evaluate opportunities to achieve carbon neutrality for the campus. The University has committed to identifying, planning, prioritizing, and implementing efficiency projects that will enhance campus buildings’ operations, minimize energy and water use, and improve occupants’ health and performance.
Key highlights from the greenhouse gas reduction priorities include:
The Climate Action Plan strengthens the University’s commitment to a livable planet and provides a procedural gauge for sustainability and environmental matters, including strategic direction, institutional policy, research, and education programs.