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Setting Climate Targets: The Case of Higher Education and Research

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The carbon footprint and low-carbon strategies of higher education and research organizations have been the subject of scientific articles and reports. However, these provide few details on the reduction targets themselves, leaving the question of how should higher education and research organizations define and construct their climate targets and trajectories unanswered. The present paper fills this gap. We first review and analyze the documents describing the climate strategies of 53 higher education and research organizations coming from 11 countries, based on their detailed GreenHouse Gas emissions (GHGs) reporting. The selected reports include at least one target reduction for at least one target year. Then, on the basis of this analysis we propose guidelines to encourage and help higher education and research organizations set relevant climate targets.

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hal-04505199 , version 1 (14-03-2024)

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Anne-Laure Ligozat, Christophe Brun, Benjamin Demirdjian, Guillaume Gouget, Emilie Jardé, et al.. Setting Climate Targets: The Case of Higher Education and Research. 2024. ⟨hal-04505199⟩
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