A greenhouse gas (or GHG for short) is any gas in the atmosphere which absorbs and re‐emits heat, and thereby keeps the planet’s atmosphere warmer than it otherwise would be. The main GHGs in the Earth’s atmosphere are water vapor, carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O) and ozone. The term “carbon footprint” refers to the possible climatic impact (Global Warming) of greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted either directly or indirectly as a result of an organization’s activity. Any educational institution must comprehend its Carbon Footprint Disclosure in order to identify its primary sources of emissions and to put important mitigation methods for reducing carbon emissions into practice.

Scope 1 GHG Emissions

Scope 1 includes emissions from sources that an organization directly owns or controls, such as fuel burnt in our fleet of non-electric vehicles. Scope 1 emissions are direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that originate from sources that an organization owns or controls. These emissions include those produced when fuel is burned in furnaces, boilers, and automobiles.

Scope 2 GHG Emissions

Scope 2 emissions are the indirect greenhouse gas emissions that result from the purchase of heat, steam, electricity, or air conditioning. Scope 2 emissions are those that come from the source of the energy that a company purchases and uses and are caused indirectly by the company. For example, this would include the emissions generated when the electricity used in our facilities is produced. Since scope 2 emissions are a consequence of an organization’s energy consumption, they are included in the company’s greenhouse gas inventory even if they are produced physically at the site. The highest category of GHG emissions is scope 2. These are the emissions brought on by the electricity use of the university. As of yet, no total emissions have been noted.

Scope 3 GHG Emissions

Scope 3 encompasses emissions that originate from entities that are not directly under the company’s control or ownership, but rather from those for which it bears indirect responsibility across its value chain. When we purchase, utilize, and discard things from providers, here is an illustration of this. Any source that is outside the bounds of scopes 1 and 2 is included in scope 3 emissions. Scope 3 emissions are those from assets that the reporting organization does not own or control but that nevertheless indirectly affect the organization’s value chain. Scope 3 emissions include all sources of emissions that exceed an organization’s scope 1 and scope 2 regulations. No emission from Scope 3 has been detected.

Baseline year

The baseline year for the data collection is 2023-2024


Campus Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is energy derived from natural sources that are replenished at a higher rate than they are consumed. Sunlight and wind, for example, are such sources that are constantly being replenished. Renewable energy sources are plentiful and all around us. Fossil fuels – coal, oil and gas – on the other hand, are non-renewable resources that take hundreds of millions of years to form. Fossil fuels, when burned to produce energy, cause harmful greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon dioxide.

The university’s mission is to carry out basic and applied energy research that improves the development of sustainable energy solutions. The percentage of people using renewable energy sources instead of fossil fuels has increased dramatically in the last several years. Furthermore, while generating electricity, these sources release little to no pollution into the atmosphere. These sources have been crucial in resolving numerous energy-related problems, including the problem of supplying water and electricity to the entire campus, even though they still cannot fully meet the world’s energy needs done by fossil fuels.


Total Campus Building Footprint

Building footprint means the horizontal area as seen in plan, measured from outside of all exterior walls and supporting columns.

 The total campus building footprint is    (  16556 ) square meters.


Sulaimani Polytechnic University has destined to reach net-zero by year 2050.

Students, staff, and everyone else associated with the university are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We are working hard to make sure that by doing this, other educational establishments will be motivated to implement similar disclosure programmes and offer innovative and reasonably priced carbon reduction plans for the education industry. Due to the benefits of the project, all on-campus operations will experience considerable reductions in utility costs, allowing the university to maintain its sustainability both financially and environmentally.

Carbon Emission Summary of Sulaimani Polytechnic University
  • Scope 1 & 2 emissions in CO2e: have not been reported yet
  • Scope 3 emissions have not been reported yet

        Baseline year: 2023-2024

  • Total Scope 1 & 2 emissions: have not been reported yet
  • The Carbon Footprint and net-zero emission reports are on-going

This report was approved by the President of the University on 1 September 2022 and annual updates were made in September 2023.

click to see the approved version