Solar Panel installation at the University of Ottawa help reduce our greenhouse gas emissions

Our goal is to reduce our Direct Greenhouse Gas emissions by 34% from 2005 levels, by the year 2020.

Emissions and Climate Change

We are committed to protecting the air we breathe and reducing our emissions to help mitigate the impacts of climate change.



To become a carbon neutral campus



Reduce direct greenhouse gas emissions (scope 1 emissions) by 100% by the year 2050


  • In 2017, the University of Ottawa released its First Annual Progress Report on Addressing Global Warming
  • In 2016, the University of Ottawa's emission were 15,472 tonnes, which is a 23% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions since the year 2030
  • In 2016, the University of Ottawa became the first Canadian university and only the second in the world to sign on to the Montreal Carbon Pledge

Sustainability Programs

Clean air tips

Bicycle at a repair stand at uOttawa

There are many ways to ensure that the air we breathe is clean today and for future generations.

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