Environmental Protection and Reducing Greenhouse Gas Effect Policy
The Uzbekistan National University has developed strategies and guidelines for ensuring climate sustainability in its educational and management systems. Its main objective is to achieve climate resilience by enhancing the capabilities of professors and educators through the implementation of innovative projects, their practical realization, and ultimately achieving carbon neutrality. The following activities are aimed at achieving this goal:
Installing renewable energy sources such as solar panels.
Promoting university research and supporting student education in relevant projects.
Utilizing clean transportation, which involves using low or zero-emission vehicles and alternative fuel sources.
Climate neutrality, which involves aiming for a zero-carbon footprint by reducing emissions from electricity consumption and energy sources and utilizing carbon compensation or implementing projects to reduce emissions.
Implementing an efficient transportation system within the university, encouraging faculty, staff, and students to use sustainable modes of transportation. Improving the transportation system can help reduce emissions from commuting.
Implementing sustainable working practices and creating regulations for reducing emissions and carbon footprints. This includes promoting telecommuting and optimizing working conditions to reduce commuting distances.
Promoting the use of electric vehicles within the university’s vehicle fleet.
Retrofitting parking structures with solar energy panels.
Adhering to a comprehensive transport policy that aligns with the climate goals of each campus and unit, without requiring carbon compensation. The policy should focus on sustainable transportation practices.
This policy ensures that the university, as a system and individual campuses or units, works towards achieving carbon neutrality and does not rely solely on purchasing carbon credits. The implementation of effective measures within the framework of a sustainable policy contributes to the achievement of climate objectives within the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd emission scopes while making efficient and appropriate use of available resources.