The thirteenth Sustainable Development Goal is to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

2021 progress report

We have set a number of ambitious, challenging environmental objectives in support of our Environmental Policy and Energy Code of Practice. They are managed through our ISO 14001-certified environmental management system, and through our ISO 150001:2011-certified energy management systems. An overarching Board for Energy and Environment of senior managers, supported by the Energy and Environment Team, is responsible for providing oversight and direction in managing our environmental impacts.

In 2021, Cranfield made the strategic appointment of Professor Chris Fogwill as Pro-Vice Chancellor of our School for Water, Energy and Environment. He is a climate scientist and Earth systems modeller and formerly led Keele University’s Institute for Sustainable Futures. He is now championing climate action for Cranfield.

For 'This is Engineering' Day 2021, we launched a collection of content and activities for schools, and the wider public, showcasing some of the great work taking place at Cranfield, and encouraging them to become climate change heroes.

At the end of 2021, we featured at COP26 in Glasgow as part of the Green Zone activity taking place during the summit. Audience members had the opportunity to take part in our Exploring Sustainable Futures Game, a role-playing learning experience used by the Sustainability group at Cranfield.

Courses/modules relating to the goal

Advanced Air Mobility Systems MSc
Advanced Chemical Engineering MSc
Advanced Digital Energy Systems MSc
Advanced Heat Engineering MSc
Advanced Lightweight and Composite Structures MSc
Advanced Materials MSc
Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc
Advanced Motorsport Engineering MSc
Advanced Motorsport Mechatronics MSc
Advanced Water Management MSc
Aerospace Dynamics MSc
Aerospace Manufacturing MSc
Aerospace Materials MSc
Aerospace Vehicle Design MSc
Air Transport Management MSc (Executive)
Air Transport Management MSc
Aircraft Engineering MSc
Airport Planning and Management MSc
Airworthiness MSc
Archaeomaterials MSc
Astronautics and Space Engineering MSc
Automotive Engineering MSc
Automotive Mechatronics MSc
Autonomous Vehicle Dynamics and Control MSc
Aviation Digial Technology Management MSc
Computational and Software techniques in Engineering MSc 
Computational Fluid Dynamics MSc
Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Engineering MSc
Design Thinking MDes
Engineering and Management of Manufacturing Systems MSc
Environmental Engineering MSc
Environmental Management for Business MSc
Executive MBA 
Flight Dynamics MSc
Food Systems and Management MSc
Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology MSc
Future Food Sustainability MSc
Geographical Information Management MSc
Global Environmental Change MSc
Global Product Development & Management MSc
Management and Corporate Sustainability MSc
Management and Information Systems MSc
Management and Leadership MSc
Management MSc
Manufacturing Technology and Management MSc
Renewable Energy MSc
Robotics MSc
Sustainability MSc
Thermal Power and Propulsion MSc
Through-life System Sustainment MSc
Water and Sanitation for Development MSc
Water and Wastewater Engineering MSc