The QUT Sustainability Action Plan seeks to set challenging new standards for campus performance, expand education opportunities for students, and provide support for research, teaching, and collaboration.

Download the QUT Sustainability Action Plan (PDF file, 9.8 MB)

Download the QUT Sustainability Action Plan Progress Report (PDF file, 2.0 MB)

Sustainability vision

Our vision is to move towards a low-carbon future and reduce activities that result in emissions of greenhouse gases. Our goal is to be carbon neutral by 2030.

Our strategic plan Blueprint 6 features Sustainability and the Environment as one of seven priorities.

Our commitment

We will demonstrate our commitment by:

  • enhancing research aimed at mitigating and adapting to the impact of climate change
  • extending the public understanding of environmental challenges, including climate change
  • partnering with industry to develop new ways of lighting, feeding and moving the world
  • embedding sustainability into our curricula and our practices
  • measuring and seeking to reduce the environmental impact of operating the university.

Our framework

We recognise climate change as a critical issue requiring our response. We aim to tackle global challenges and achieve sustainability through our research and teaching programs.

Our sustainability targets and priority actions for operating the university will progress our commitment to reduce our carbon emissions. We will engage staff and students in our sustainability commitment.

Climate response

Climate adaptation and resilience


Education for sustainability

Research for sustainability









Built environment

Environmental compliance

Engagement and behaviour change

Contact us

Get in touch with us for more information on the QUT Sustainability Action Plan.