LJMU’s commitment to sustainability and the environment has been recognised with a significant rise up the national ranking of universities.
We have climbed an impressive 22 places into the top 50 of the 2021 People and Planet University League.
Now ranked at 49, LJMU’s score across a range of sustainability and ethics criteria has increased by 32% from the previous report.
Some of the biggest scores for the university are around our carbon reduction, lower water usage and the quality of education around the environment.
The 2021 People and Planet University League was published this morning, Thursday 9 December.
Professor Phil Vickerman, LJMU Pro-Vice Chancellor (Strategic Initiatives), said: “I am delighted to see the significant rise in our scores and ranking in the People and Planet University League.
“This major increase reflects LJMU’s unwavering commitment to developing and adopting green and sustainable practices in everything we do. We believe in leading by example and we work closely with our partners to make a positive difference at a local, national and global level.
“Having declared a climate emergency last year and become the first university in the UK to offer a BSc (Hons) Climate Change, we will shortly be launching the LJMU Climate Action Plan; this will set out clear goals and priorities for the next 10 years.
“There is still much for us – and wider society – to do but the report from the People and Planet University League is an encouraging endorsement that we are heading in the right direction. My thanks go to all staff and students who are driving us forward.”