Guidance & Resources
Assessing your baseline
- You can choose your metrics and scope to measure your impacts on biodiversity
- You may decide to start with completing a baseline study of the biodiversity present on campus and university-owned land
- Supply chain impacts can be estimated by collecting university purchasing data, such as paper and lab supplies, equipment, food and building materials.
- Purchasing data can be converted into impacts such as eutrophication, land, water and climate, then can be converted into a proxy biodiversity metric to allow comparisons of relative impacts
Actions and Influence
- Prioritise actions based on feasibility, risks, costs, and acceptability to your university community using the Conservation and Mitigation hierarchy, also known as the 4Rs (Refrain, Reduce, Restore and Renew)
- Decide which will get implemented first and calculate how far they will get you towards your overall goal
- Monitor, evaluate and adapt the options to achieve your goal and targets
- Check out the 10 UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration principles for good restoration activities if planning to mitigate your biodiversity impacts
- Promote nature positive concepts and action through education, community engagement and outreach within the university and wider community
- Check out our Case Studies page for more actions taken by members of the Nature Positive Universities network and to submit your own stories.
Nature Positive journey
- We are excited to facilitate universities working together to share their Nature Positive journeys and experience.
- Please let us know if you would like to help facilitate a Nature Positive Hub in your country or region.
We would love to share your stories
Please let us know what nature positive actions you are taking on your campus