Strategy & Reporting

The University of Adelaide is committed to reducing carbon emissions from our campus operations, finding sustainable solutions through our research, and educating the next generation of environmentally conscious leaders.

Campus Sustainability Plan (2016-2020)

The University's first Campus Sustainability Plan (2016-2020) contained a coordinated suite of targets and strategies to reduce carbon emissions and help foster sustainability in campus life.


The plan was centered around:

  • Infrastructure Improvements
  • Communications
  • Engagement

Sustainability Strategy (2022-2030)

Our new, more ambitious Sustainability Strategy, Here for good, builds upon the achievements of the first plan, to enable the institution to respond to the accelerating global environmental, social, economic and technological changes

It incorporates strategies and goals relating to:

  • Leadership and Community Impact 
  • Learning and Teaching 
  • Research and Engagement
  • Our Campus Environment

Mandatory annual reporting

The University reports Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) Act 2007 ; and licensed waste activities under the Environment Protection Act 1993.

The University also reports to the National Pollutant Inventory; and to the Tertiary Education Facility Management Association and Group of Eight, for sector bench-marking purposes.