How might we reduce emissions from business travel and commuting to and from ANU?
Before COVID-19, business-related air travel comprised one of the University's largest sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Commuting to and from campus is also a major source of emissions that has yet to be quantified.
To enable ANU students and staff to make wise decisions about how to reduce GHG emissions from their travel, we will need good information about the GHG impacts of planned travel and alternative approaches.
COVID-19 has provided an opportunity to reset our habits around business and personal travel, demonstrating what can be achieved by video and tele-conferencing.
Encouraging the use of low and zero emissions forms of transport will require a combination of practical measures, behaviour change campaigns and incentives to facilitate and encourage emissions-free commuting options. Many, but not all, of these approaches have been outlined in the Acton Campus Master Plan.
Consultation ran from 8 September - 20 October 2020. A report on the consultation will be released in November 2020 and you can view a recording of the online workshop here.