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Climate Commitment

UHI Shetland take our responsibilities to creating sustainability and helping the environment seriously.

As one of the signatories of the Universities and Colleges Climate Commitment for Scotland (UCCCfS), we are committed to addressing the challenges of climate change and to investigating ways in which we can reduce CO2 emissions.

UHI Shetland is a member of Environmental Association for Universities & Colleges (EAUC).

We have also recently signed the Race to Zero pledge, where we join others in pledging to reach (net) zero GHGs as soon as possible, with mid-century at the latest. You can read more about the Race to Zero pledge here.  

Throughout 2023, UHI Shetland have developed a target-driven Emissions Reduction Plan which details how UHI Shetland plan to drastically reduce emissions, and what improvements can be made. 


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HISA and Sustainability

HISA and Sustainability

HISA's Student Partnership Agreement focuses on environmental issues across the Highlands and Islands Region.  

Instrumental to this is the Shetland Students' Green Team, who formed in 2019. 

The aims and objectives of the society are to raise awareness of environmental sustainability in and around the Shetland UHI campuses and to aid them in becoming more eco-friendly. 

Furthermore, the society may organise meetings and lectures, events, recycling opportunities, collaborate with individuals, organisations and similar groups. 

For more information, please visit the society's Facebook Page or read our Student Life section.


Shetland Students Green Team Interview 

An interview with Shetland Students Green Team. Learn more about the Green Team and get top tips on how to set up your own Green Team at your campus. 

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COP26 and Green Week

COP26 and Green Week

Green Week 2021 has been organised by the university's Environment and Sustainability Group in partnership with HISA and coincides with the first week of COP26, the world’s biggest international summit on climate change being held in Glasgow. 

Green Week provides an opportunity to raise awareness of environmental issues and the importance of sustainability, whilst encouraging us all to think about what action we can take in our day-to-day lives to be a little greener!  

There will be a range of events and activities for you to get involved in, as well as promoting resources to support you in making positive changes towards a more sustainable lifestyle.

See programme of events and book here.


The Need to Be Cold - A conversation and artistic intervention on the effects of global warming that threaten the livelihood of Indigenous peoples in the arctic region | #COP26 (


Climate Action – Harnessing the Power of Networks! | #COP26 


Visualising Climate: Young People’s Responses to the Climate Emergency | #COP26