Various policies

Campus carbon tax

A campus carbon tax consists in taxing all expenditures according to their greenhouse gas emissions. This has been advocated on the basis of cost effectiveness.[1]

Divestment from fossil fuels

Reduction of plastic waste

Biology laboratories rely heavily on single-use plastics, which typically end up in landfills after being used in experiments. To reduce waste, it is possible to replace plastic with glassware, or to use recyclable plastics.[2]

Travel policies

  • In 2020, the climate and oceanography laboratory LOCEAN voted to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by half by 2030, forbid plane travel for journeys that would take less than 5 hours by train, and institute individual quotas for plane travel.[3]

By institution


  1. "What's a University to do about Climate Change?". Energy Institute Blog. 2014-12-07. Retrieved 2020-03-20.
  2. "How to... reduce your lab's plastic waste". The biologist. Retrieved 2020-03-21.
  3. "Les scientifiques français entament leur mue écologique" (in fr). Reporterre, le quotidien de l'écologie. Retrieved 2020-10-21.

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