Greenhouse gas emissions

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

AUT's 2022 emissions

In 2022 AUT produced 7,534 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 2022:

  • Commuter travel 46%
  • Electricity 25%
  • Natural gas 8%
  • Refrigerants 4%
  • Work from Home 2%
  • Transmission and distribution losses 3%
  • Waste 1%
  • Shuttle bus 2%
  • Air travel 6%
  • Fuel 1%
  • Other – Mixed 2%

AUT’s 2022 CO2e emissions inventory has been independently verified against ISO 14064-1 Greenhouse Gases – Part 1.

Greenhouse gas emissions independently verified reports

Climate Scenarios Report

AUT worked with the other universities, Te Pūkenga and the Wānanga, to identify potential impacts on the tertiary education sector as a result of climate change. These impacts were described through four climate scenarios. AUT is using these scenarios to identify our climate-related risks and opportunities and better understand the resilience of our business model and strategy.

Climate Scenarios Report

Climate Scenarios Executive Summary

Decarbonising our operations

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

Facilities and operations