Climate Action Plan

Climate Action Plan

Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) is committed to becoming a leader in sustainability and combating climate change. With a vision to achieve net-zero emissions by 2070, JMI aims to implement a comprehensive Climate Action Plan that addresses Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 emissions. This plan is aligned with the ClimateSmart Cities Assessment Framework 2.0, focusing on sustainable development, energy efficiency, and carbon reduction strategies to create a campus that is not only environmentally responsible but also a model of sustainable living and learning.

(A) Targets

The Sustainability Committee shall set challenging targets for reduction of Scope-1, Scope-2 & Scope-3 emissions every year so as to achieve a net-zero emission target by 2070. The committee shall alo review the previous year performance and recommend corrective measures, if required.

(B) Strategies for reducing Scope-1,2,3 Emissions

(i) Strategies for reducing Scope-1 Emissions (Direct Emissions)
  • Implement energy efficiency measures in buildings, including retrofitting for improved insulation and lighting.
  • Transition the campus fleet to electric vehicles (EVs) and adopt alternative fuels for remaining vehicles.
  • Enhance waste management practices to reduce methane emissions from organic waste.
(ii) Strategies for reducing Scope 2 Emissions (Indirect Emissions from Electricity Consumption)
  • Wherever possible, install on-site solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on rooftops and available land for clean energy generation.
  • Procure Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) or enter into Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with renewable energy providers.
  • Implement energy storage solutions to optimize renewable energy use and reduce reliance on the grid.
(iii) Strategies for reducing Scope 3 Emissions (Indirect Emissions from Supply Chain, Commuting, etc.)
  • Promote sustainable commuting options such as cycling, public transport, and carpooling for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Engage with suppliers to prioritize eco-friendly and locally sourced products, reducing embodied carbon in procurement.
  • Implement a Green Procurement Policy that considers lifecycle emissions and environmental impact of purchased goods.