Monash University, Australia’s largest university, has committed to reach net zero emissions by 2030 for all four of its Australian campuses. It has been decarbonising its campuses since 2005 when it became the first Australian university to commit to an energy reduction target.
Developed in collaboration with ClimateWorks Australia, Monash’s Net Zero Initiative was designed to make the university’s Australian campuses “living laboratories”. Through innovation, and partnerships, Monash has embarked on a deep decarbonisation journey for its campuses while integrating research and teaching into the process.
Learn More: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/momentum-for-change/climate-neutral-now/monash-s-net-zero-initiative
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