SDG 11 - Sustainable cities and communities

To accommodate the growing global population, we need to build modern, sustainable cities. Creating safe, affordable and resilient cities with high-quality living conditions will require collaboration across industry and academia as well as innovative urban planning.

LJMU plays an important role in supporting the sustainability of the Liverpool City Region. We’ve worked hard to champion green and sustainable travel through the Smart Green Journey app and our Sustainable Green Travel Corridors initiative. Collaborations with industry has also seen the development of cutting-edge road surfaces. We’re striving to achieve net zero by 2035 in line with the United Nations goal to reduce warming by 1.5°C.

Key statistics

2035 net-zero

LJMU is striving to achieve carbon net-zero status by 2035.

22% cycle spaces

Between 2019 and 2020, the number of cycle spaces on campus increased by 22%.

85% reduction

Our research and the introduction of cold mix asphalt to prolong the life of our roads has resulted in a reduction in CO2 emissions by up to 85%.

45kg CO2

An average user of the Smart Green Journey app could save up to 44kg of CO2 and £20 a month on a 9km commute.