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We show the way for local and global sustainable action

Positive action for people and planet

We have developed practical sustainable solutions on our campuses in London, Dubai and Mauritius through our agile approach, setting an example for others.

We share our knowledge to help us and others respond to the urgent challenges of climate change and unfair production and consumption.

Positive action for people and planet

We are a Top 400 university in the world for our overall contribution to United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023).

We work to celebrate and enhance the critical role that education has in achieving the Goals and we have showed our commitment by signing the SDG Accord.

Read our 21/22 UN SDG Report

Read our 22/23 UN SDG Report

We train and inspire

We train and inspire the next generation to embed sustainability best practices into their work across sectors and continents.

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Responding to climate change

During COP28 UAE, our first global webinar explored COP28 themes and how the University and our partners on three continents are driving change globally and locally.

  • To access the first webinar, please use passcode: +01V7?GC

In January 2024, our second global webinar focused on Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing.

To access the second webinar, please use passcode: qbipB!5X

Advancing sustainability in Dubai

Sustainable, inclusive and healthy food for the UK

We believe social enterprises are key to making UK food more sustainable, inclusive and healthy – so our researchers in London are sharing forward-thinking ideas and good practice. They have visited parliament to speak with policy makers about the benefits too.

Advancing sustainability in Dubai

Our Institute of Sustainable Development in Dubai leads collaborative research with businesses, government and UN agencies. They lead training in meeting the SDGs and build a sustainability mindset in their community. We were proud to host the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference Climate Law event on campus.

Eco-conscious spaces on our Mauritius campus

We recently renovated the Trent Park Learning Block in Mauritius to integrate transformative learning with sustainable practices. This holistic approach to looking after our students and staff’s wellbeing, alongside the natural world is a model for future education spaces.

Our London campus

  • Platinum EcoCampus Accreditation and ISO 14001 Certification from EcoCampus, the Environmental Management System for higher and further education, which recognises our commitment to continuously identify, evaluate and improve our environmental performance
  • Environmental Association of Universities member in the UK
  • Universities Environment Group member in London.

We have developed an inspiring long-term vision for the future development of our London campus and its infrastructure in partnership with space design experts, to help us achieve our Strategy 2031 objectives.

In Dubai and Mauritius, and across our global community, we are equally committed to ensuring healthy and sustainable campuses for our staff, students and wider society.

Our Carbon Management Plan, in partnership with The Energy Consortium sets an example for other universities.

has set out targets in our Strategy 2031 to reduce Carbon Emissions by 50% by 2031 and achieve Net Zero emissions by 2040.

We are powered by 100% clean electricity from zero carbon, nuclear backed sources.

Our Waste Management Strategy helps us to use less and waste less where we can. We send 0% of our waste to landfill.

We have invested heavily in our waste management service to minimise waste and maximise recycling.

We dispose waste items responsibly using our mixed recycling service, which includes the disposal of hazardous products from our labs and studios.

We collect rainwater from the Sheppard Library roof and use it for toilets in the building.

We store harvested rainwater to irrigate the planters around MDX House.

We support the Fresh Air Campus initiative which focuses on understanding the quality of the air and the health of the local community, engaging with local environmental organisations.

Environmental Management Policy

Read our Environmental Policy May 2022 to find out how we are improving our environmental and energy performance.

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We support sustainable travel


MDXFreeWheelers bike hire and bike parking spaces


Motorcycle purchase loans for staff

Electric vehicles

Electric vehicle charging on campus

MDX Moves

MDX Moves rewards staff and students for active journeys and workouts

Fuel use reduction

300% reduction in fuel use between 2016 and 2023 by using electric vehicles on campus and reducing our fleet

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Electric cars charging at a station.
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We work to improve biodiversity


140,000 bees on campus

Green wall

110m2 of green wall suited to location and climate


A hedgehog friendly campus

New trees

Two new trees planted for any that have to be removed


Biodiversity Action Plan developed with London Wildlife Trust

Meet the people making it happen

Meet the people making it happen

Here are some of the talented team who are responsible for delivering our policy.

Rabin Doolub
Rabin Doolub

Head of Environmental Sustainability

"I have enjoyed working in environmental sustainability with a proven track record in developing and implementing eco-friendly initiatives having gained experience on many UK national policies. I work to blend my expertise in environmental science, policy advocacy, and corporate responsibility. I am committed to driving positive change, to leverage a strategic vision to navigate the intersection of business and environmental stewardship, leaving an indelible mark on sustainable practices, above all I want to showcase the good work that do through our SDG accord work. Positive wellbeing of people around me is important, I am continuously self-developing, as I love learning about cultures and travelling to gain new experiences."

Meet the people making it happen

Nicki Littlefield
Nicki Littlefield

Environmental Initiatives and Engagement Manager

"I’m responsible for raising awareness and promoting new projects and I look after the Green Travel Plan, working with the team to help influence activities and encourage staff and students to consider more sustainable ways to live, work and travel in everyday life."

Meet the people making it happen

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Mina Balijagic

Environment and Sustainability Reporting Officer

"I am looking after our commitment to the SDG Accord as well as other internal and external projects dealing with environment and sustainability. My background in Politics and Law gave me the foundation of knowledge and experience which I am hoping to grow as I progress within my role. With the help of my team, we hope to help drive positive change and to further demonstrate the wonderful things has achieved and continues to strive for.”

Contact our Environment Team