The Australian National University (ANU) is the one of the first universities in Australia and the world to commit to reducing greenhouse emissions to below zero by 2030, with a new initiative launched today.
ANU Vice-Chancellor Brian Schmidt said ANU is "walking the walk" to tackle climate change by not only reducing emissions, but offsetting any emissions the University cannot avoid.
"As Australia's national university, we are committed to not only reducing and off-setting our emissions, but also taking more carbon out of the atmosphere than we put in," Professor Schmidt said.
"Climate change is already here. The past decade includes nine of the 10 hottest years on record around the world - 2019 was Australia's hottest year ever."