"Determining the University’s carbon footprint is seen as a critical step in achieving the goal of sustainability at it. Knowing the University’s carbon footprint will not only give a tangible value with which its carbon footprint can be compared with other academic institutions, but will also provide a much needed baseline against which future mitigation efforts on campus will be measured. This paper presents the results of the University of Cape Town’s carbon footprint analysis, showing all significant contributing activities. The paper also compares the University’s carbon footprint with that of other academic institutions, both regionally and internationally."