MSc Carbon Masters goes CO2 neutral, offsets emissions with Plan Vivo

The MSc Carbon Management based at ECCI, at the University of Edinburgh, is going virtual and zero carbon.

The virtual delivery of lessons means no greenhouse gas emissions are generated by students travelling to classes. In addition, course leaders will offset the carbon footprint of computers used by staff and students on the programme to cut its carbon impact to zero.

Emissions are calculated using methodology published in the journal Carbon Management in 2011. Carbon offsets are bought from the Edinburgh charity Plan Vivo Foundation.

Professor Dave Reay of the University of Edinburgh’s School of GeoSciences, who is Programme Director for the online MSc, said: “Businesses, industries and governments together have the power to tackle climate change. Skilled graduates who understand how to make decisions that are good for society and good for the environment can help make rapid and effective progress on this globally important issue. We hope this degree can have a positive impact on the environment from day one.”

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