Net-Zero Business podcast: Inside the University of Exeter’s climate emergency plans

In response to the accelerated pace at which businesses are examining and setting net-zero targets to help alleviate the climate crisis, edie has launched a new spin-off of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast. Up next, we speak to the University of Exeter's Head of Environment and Climate Emergency, Dr Emma Page.

Net-Zero Business podcast: Inside the University of Exeter’s climate emergency plans

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Following on from the UK Government’s world-leading net-zero carbon commitment, edie’s new spinoff podcast series, Net-Zero Business, hears from the trendsetters and trailblazers of responsible businesses.

Since the UK Government set it’s 2050 net-zero target into law, more and more businesses are attempting to get ahead of the political curve by strengthening carbon and energy strategies and pledging to become net-zero businesses well before the 2050 deadline.

The Net-Zero Business podcast is a monthly digest of shorter episodes, each featuring an in-depth interview with a sustainability lead at a business that has set a net-zero target recently. 

In the latest episode, edie’s senior reporter Sarah George dials Devon for a talk with the University of Exeter’s Head of Environment and Climate Emergency, Dr Emma Page.

The University of Exeter plays host to some 22,000 students and, last year, declared a climate emergnecy. Since then, it has outlined extensive plans for meeting net-zero and hopes to do so by 2040. The university has also set out a string of 2025 targets like halving long-haul air travel and reducing the amount of paper and plastic sourced by the University by half. 

Dr Page offers insight on how the targets were developed and what the University’s key focus areas are for meeting them. She also provides learnings on how her team is collaborating with other university departments and other bodies in the region to better embed sustainability. 

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At the end of this episode, Sarah makes reference to the Sustainability Leaders Forum. 

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