CO2 footprint

Our carbon footprint tells us how much CO2 Wageningen University & Research emits every year. Our carbon footprint is determined in line with the ISO 14064-1 norm, based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol.

In 2015 40% less CO2 was emitted compared to the reference year 2010

Most of the greenhouse gas emissions from WUR originate from buildings, business flights, commuting and agricultural land.

WUR reduced its CO2 emissions by buying 100% green wind energy, lower gas consumption by new-builds and renovations, and expanding the geo-thermal system at the campus in Wageningen. The amount of floor space decreased by 28% as a result of the migration to Wageningen Campus

Wageningen University & Research reached climate neutrality in 2015

Though WUR is an emitter of CO2, it is working hard to reduce its emissions. The wind mills in Lelystad, waste separation, solar panels, biomass-fuelled CHP plants and the geo-thermal system on campus are all contributing to our efforts. The level of CO2 reduction has been quantified in a ‘carbon compensation footprint’. In 2015 the compensation footprint did exceed the CO2 footprint for the first time.

Breakdown of CO2 emissions by operational activity, 2015
Breakdown of CO2 emissions by operational activity, 2015
CO2 emissions by emission source, 2015
CO2 emissions by emission source, 2015