Carbon Zero project – USJ to become first Carbon Neutral University in South Asia

As a state university committed to a better environment, the University of Sri Jayewardenepura recognizes the climate impact of its daily activities. The Center for Sustainability of the Department of Forestry and Environmental Science is leading the way through its “USJ Carbon Zero” project to make the University of Sri Jayewardenepura the first Carbon Neutral University in South Asia.

Accordingly, the university will voluntarily disclose its greenhouse gas emissions starting from 2019, following the ISO 14064-1:2019 standard, and will face the third-party ISO 14064-1 audit on its GHG emission reporting on the 22nd and 23rd of November 2021.

The CFS has recently introduced the new CarbonCal web-based portal to systematically report the GHG emissions from each Department/Division of the University. A “Green Team” comprising over 120 Academic and Non-academic staff members was formed and trained to report the GHG emissions on the CarbonCal web-based portal. The center for Sustainability expects the fullest support of the campus community to achieve this remarkable feat.


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