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Carbon emissions

AUT has set a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2025 (compared to a 2018 baseline).

AUT's 2021 emissions

In 2021 AUT produced 6,133 tonnes CO2e – 45% less than AUT’s total emissions in 2018. This was mainly due to the effects of the pandemic, including campus shutdowns and reduced air travel.

Here is a breakdown of our emissions in 2021:

  • Commuter travel 45%
  • Electricity 25%
  • Natural gas 6%
  • Refrigerants 8%
  • Work from Home 2%
  • Transmission and distribution losses 3%
  • Waste 1%
  • Shuttle bus 2%
  • Air travel 3%
  • Fuel 1%
  • Other – Mixed 4%

AUT’s 2021 CO2e emissions inventory has been independently verified against ISO 14064-1 Greenhouse Gases – Part 1.

Decarbonising our operations

AUT is committed to decarbonising our operations with various sustainability measures. Learn about what we are doing in this space.

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