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Towards Net Zero Carbon – Fit for the Future

At British Antarctic Survey we are committed to delivering fundamental scientific evidence to underpin strategy decisions to reduce and mitigate carbon emissions, starting with all those from our owned operations.  This programme of work brings together a series of projects and activities that will transform our organisation and aims to help us and others to achieve Net Zero Carbon by 2040.

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Realising the benefits of the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation programme.

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Cambridge HQ Decarbonisation

We are working on a raft of measures to reduce our carbon emissions at our Cambridge Headquarters, including installation of solar panels on the car park and roofs of buildings, and adding insulation to our Logistics building.

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King Edward Point Decarbonisation

King Edward Point Research Station already meets 80% of its energy demands in electricity and heating by an existing hydropower system. Read more about our plans to decarbonise King Edward Point.

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Bird Island Decarbonisation

In order to decarbonise our remote Bird Island Research Station on the sub-Antarctic Island of South Georgia we will be installing a solar photovoltaic and energy storage system.

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BAS Strategy

Addressing the challenge to decrease our carbon budget and live and work more sustainably