University emissions information

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai University of Birmingham fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear University of Birmingham,

I am a studying how Universities have reduced their CO2 emissions.

1) I have looked at the most recent 2018/19 Estates HESA data for “Table 3 - Emissions and waste” and field: “Total scope 1 and 2 emission baseline for 2005 (tonnes CO2e)”.

This field shows a total of 59,081 CO2e for the 2005 emission baseline.

2) However, Birmingham Universitiy’s emissions website says that the 2005 baseline was 64,971 CO2 tonnes.
https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/university/...

3) The BriteGreen report from April 2014 shows a figure of 62,067 CO2e.

http://www.eauc.org.uk/file_uploads/brit...

Can the University say which one of the figures in 1) – 3) is the correct baseline information. and that this figure includes the 2011/12 onwards adjustment.

An adjustment was needed as an alternative Defra measure of equivalent carbon dioxide (C02e) was applied past 2011/12. This change accounts for additional Greenhouse Gases, including CH4 and N20 and not just CO2 pre 2011/12.

Yours faithfully,

Theresa Shotton

FOI, University of Birmingham

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Subject: Freedom of Information request - University emissions information
 
Dear University of Birmingham,

I am a studying how Universities have reduced their CO2 emissions.

1)      I have looked at the most recent 2018/19 Estates HESA data for
“Table 3 - Emissions and waste” and field: “Total scope 1 and 2 emission
baseline for 2005 (tonnes CO2e)”.

This field shows a total of 59,081 CO2e for the 2005 emission baseline.

2)      However, Birmingham Universitiy’s  emissions website says that the
2005 baseline was 64,971 CO2 tonnes.

[1]https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/university/...

3) The BriteGreen report from April 2014 shows a figure of 62,067 CO2e.

[2]http://www.eauc.org.uk/file_uploads/brit...

Can the University say which one of the figures in 1) – 3) is the correct
baseline information. and that this figure includes the 2011/12 onwards
adjustment.

An adjustment was needed as an alternative Defra measure of equivalent
carbon dioxide (C02e) was applied past 2011/12. This change accounts for
additional Greenhouse Gases, including CH4 and N20 and not just CO2 pre
2011/12.

Yours faithfully,

Theresa Shotton

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