AUT has set a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2025 (compared to a 2018 baseline).
In 2020 AUT produced 5,888 tonnes CO2e – less than half of 2019’s 13,034 tonnes of CO2e. This was mainly due to COVID-19 lockdowns, reduced air travel, and reduced energy consumption.
AUT’s 2018 (baseline year) and 2020 CO2e emissions inventory is currently going through verification against ISO 14064-1- Greenhouse Gases with an independent organisation and completion of the verification is expected shortly. The figures above will be updated to reflect any changes in total CO2e emissions post verification.