We commend this strategy and action plan, which reflects the strength of feeling across the University community. Staff and students alike want to see the University of Glasgow play a lead role in tackling the climate emergency – not only to eliminate its own carbon footprint but also to effect change in the UK and beyond.

We will do this through the strength of our example, through public engagement, via formal education, and through the world-changing research and knowledge exchange we undertake.

By setting out a clear strategy and engaging hearts and minds throughout the University, we will make our own community stronger, giving staff and students a sense of belonging to a common endeavour.

Dr David Duncan and Professor Dan Haydon, Co-chairs, Sustainability Working Group, November 2020