Prince Sultan University is the first CarbonNeutral Certified Company in the MENA Region

February 09, 2023

Prince Sultan University has achieved CarbonNeutral® company certification (5000 tonnes CO2e), in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol, the leading global framework for carbon neutrality.

To achieve CarbonNeutral® certification, Prince Sultan University is working with Climate Impact Partners, specialist in carbon market solutions for climate action, and had an independent assessment of the greenhouse gas emissions produced from 5000 tonnes CO2e covered by certification.

As well as taking actions to reduce its footprint through various internal emission reduction activities, unavoidable emissions have been offset through projects including those supporting Renewable Energy installations.

“We are delighted to work with experts in this sector, Climate Impact Partners. They have over 25 years’ experience running some of the most innovative and largest voluntary carbon offsetting programs in the world. Working with them means all the projects we are supporting are independently verified and have a real and positive impact on the climate.” Dr. Ahmed Yamani, President, Prince Sultan University.

“We are proud to partner with Climate Impact Partners, given their significant commitments on sustainability. This partnership aligns with our strong commitment to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and Saudi Vision 2030. We’re delighted to combat sustainability challenges and accomplish SDG 2030.” Professor Mohammad Nurunnabi, Director, Center for Sustainability and Climate.

A spokesperson for Climate Impact Partners explained: “We work with leading organisations to deliver action on climate change and create a more sustainable world. Our joined-up approach helps organizations address their environmental impacts through high-quality carbon market solutions that also deliver positive impact for nature and local communities.”

Prince Sultan University is the first CarbonNeutral Certified Company in the MENA Region

About Center for Sustainability and Climate (CSC), Prince Sultan University

Prince Sultan University is a non-profit institution incorporated under the laws of the Saudi Arabia, having its registered office at Rafha Street, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The university is represented by the Center for Sustainability and Climate (CSC). Prince Sultan University’s Center for Sustainability and Climate (CSC) is committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through effective institutional resources management, innovative teaching and learning, research, national and international partnerships, continuous studies, and outreach. The mission of the Prince Sultan University’s Center for Sustainability and Climate (CSC) is to support the Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 and the PSU’s strategic directions, CSC transform commitments into action and build a decarbonized, more sustainable world, driving technological and economic transformations to realize sustainable competitive advantage. To coordinate, promote, and accelerate interdisciplinary research and training on sustainability and climate, and the role of humans in the environment.

Prince Sultan University is the First Saudi University to Pledge Net Zero Carbon University by 2060. Race to Zero for Universities and Colleges campaign is run in partnership with EAUC, Second Nature and UN Environment. Prince Sultan University’s Center for Sustainability and Climate (CSC) also established Prince Sultan University SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Club which is the first student SDG Club in Saudi Arabia

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About Climate Impact Partners

Climate Impact Partners is a leader in developing and delivering high-quality, high-impact carbon market solutions for climate action. For more than 20 years, the company, which is committed to delivering 1 billion tonnes of CO2 reductions by 2030, has worked with climate-leading businesses to support more than 600 carbon removal and reduction projects in 56 countries. With a focus on helping to transform the global economy, improve health and livelihoods and restore a thriving planet, Climate Impact Partners develops and delivers the highest quality carbon-financed projects. It creates and manages carbon credit and energy attribute certificate portfolios that enable its clients to offset emissions they can’t yet reduce, put a price on carbon to incentivize change, and meet ambitious climate goals. Climate Impact Partners builds on the expertise, integrity, and innovation of two companies that have led the voluntary carbon market – Natural Capital Partners and ClimateCare.

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About CarbonNeutral® certification

CarbonNeutral® certification was created and is managed by Climate Impact Partners. It was the first clear set of guidelines for businesses to achieve carbon neutrality back in 2002, and every year since then Climate Impact Partners has continued its commitment to providing a robust framework for clear, transparent and high-quality carbon neutral action. The CarbonNeutral Protocol is a publicly available document that sets out the requirements for companies to achieve CarbonNeutral® certification. It is updated annually with input from an Advisory Council of external experts to ensure it reflects the latest industry and scientific best practice.

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