What we are doing to be more sustainable

As place of learning and research, we are at the forefront of efforts to create a cleaner, greener, and fairer world. You’ll find our researchers shaping policy and practice in communities locally and globally while, as an institution, we are committed to achieving net zero by 2040.

Our partnerships

Scotland’s International Environment Centre brings together experts, partner organisations and stakeholders to advance practical solutions to climate change and support a just transition to net zero.

We are committed to the principles set out in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (1992) and we are a signatory to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Accord.

We are a key signatory to the ‘Forth Valley for Net Zero’ campaign which commits Stirling to sharing best practice with our strategic partners and to help the region achieve net zero status by 2040.

We have signed an innovative Sustainable Growth Agreement with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

 We have joined forces with North Ayrshire Council to grow the ‘blue economy’ in the west of Scotland.

We are a signatory to the Race to Zero for Universities and Colleges campaign.


We're educating the next generation of environmentalists with a passion for protecting and preserving the environment.


Our environmental change research develops socially-inclusive practices for environmental protection, conservation, economic growth and social wellbeing.

Principal Professor Sir Gerry McCormac on sustainability

Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Sir Gerry McCormac on the how the University is tackling the challenges of sustainability.