How ambitious is your institution?
Calderdale College of F E
This is the year by which the institution aims to reach the above target. The earlier the date, the more ambitious the target.
Science based approach:
Institutions using a Science based approach - using the Science Based Target Initiative methodology - gain points here as we believe taking a Science based approach will mean the target and accompanying action plan are achievable and effective.
An ideal carbon target is accompanied by a comprehensive action plan that helps ensure this target is met. This should include a planned emission reduction curve.
Student and staff representation:
Targets should be developed alongside input from student and staff representatives. This could be students and/or students' unions, and staff and/or trade unions. This allows key stakeholders to influence ambitious target setting.
Offsetting is a way of compensating for emissions by participating in, or funding, efforts to take carbon out of the atmosphere. Best practice is limiting offsetting to unavoidable scope 3 emissions.