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A Net Zero University - Are You With Us?


In early 2022, Northern Ireland set a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 in the Climate Change Bill. As a University, we want to lead the way and demonstrate what is possible. 

This is not a simple journey, but it is necessary and urgent.

We're developing a strategy that will enable us to achieve net zero. To make sure this strategy is ambitious, credible and something everyone can get behind, the University launched a survey and hosted key events to gather views, priorities, concerns and ideas for action in early 2023. 

There is still time for your voice to be heard, and together we can make net zero a reality. Are you with us?

Get Involved

Net Zero Survey

Our climate survey took place from Monday 9 January to Sunday 5 February 2023. It was a chance for staff and students to share their priorities, concerns and ideas for action with the university. Your input will help shape the path to Net-Zero. 

Don't worry if you didn't complete the survey. Email with your views. 

Net Zero Webinar

All staff, students and community members were invited to join a Net-Zero Webinar on 18 January to learn more about Queen's new climate strategy, meet the project team and ask your questions.


Staff and students can catch up on the Net Zero Webinar here.

Net Zero Staff Event

The Net Zero staff event provided staff with the opportunity to hear about the new strategy and talk about priorities for climate action at Queen’s. Further, it enabled staff to ask questions and share views on what collectively needs to be done as a University to reduce our carbon emissions. 

Staff and students can catch up on the Net Zero Staff Event here

Net Zero Student Summit

Queen's University hosted a Net Zero Student Summit in January. It was chaired by Cate Conway, BBC Radio Ulster Presenter, and panel guests included:

  • Chloe Ferguson, National Union of Students (NUS) President and former Full-Time Officer (Student Officer Campaigns and Engagement) in Queen’s Students’ Union
  • Alix McDaid, PhD Student, Co-Founder of Endangered Ireland
  • Sara Lynch, Head of Sustainability
  • Joe Ireland, PhD Student
  • Richard McLernon, Belfast City Council Climate Commission

Contact Us

For more information on how to get involved, please contact