Small Footprint

As part of the reduction of greenhouse gases, the strategy is to identify pollutants produced by transport and mobility as the primary source of greenhouse gas emissions. The aim behind the project is to calculate the University of Bologna’s environmental footprint and to subsequently plan the activities needed to reduce it.

GOAL

The direction followed by the University of Bologna as regards the reduction of greenhouse gases responds to UN SDG No. 11 "Sustainable Cities and Communities", according to the strategy of promoting social cohesion, by strengthening the principle of institutional identity of each of its members, and identifying pollutants produced by transport and mobility as the primary source of greenhouse gas emissions. Mobility is understood in the context of the Kyoto Protocol, Directive 2009/29 and the COP21 Agreement. The project aims to calculate the University of Bologna’s environmental footprint and to subsequently plan the activities necessary for reducing said footprint.

 

ACTIVITIES

The University of Bologna has joined Life CLIM'FOOT, a project aimed at supporting the adoption of public policies for calculating and reducing the carbon footprint of organisations. This project is coordinated by the French Environment Agency and the Italian partners are ENEA and its spin-off Ecoinnovazione srl. In May 2018 the "End User's Final Report" was drafted, which presents the calculation of the University of Bologna’s carbon footprint related to its 2016 activities. Using the same methodology, the 2017 activities were then examined to understand what levers are available to formulate a containment strategy, even though the University of Bologna is still undergoing a phase of expansion of its activities.