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Climate leadership

UC is taking urgent action to help the world move away from fossil fuels and address the catastrophic impacts of a warming planet.

How UC is making cities more liveable during heat waves

Learn how UC is addressing “the greatest environmental and equity challenge facing California today" from V. Kelly Turner, director of Urban Environment Research at UCLA’s Luskin Center for Innovation and assistant professor at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.

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How we can recycle CO2 to make eco-friendly concrete
That’s more than 1.5 billion metric tons of carbon a year — a big number. UCLA researchers saw the opportunity to do something about it.
California does not need to choose between post-pandemic economic growth and reducing carbon emissions
Green jobs in California will outpace nation by end of decade, analysis suggests.
In retiring, Roland Winston looks forward to his busy, bright future
Roland Winston literally and figuratively brought star power to UC Merced as one of its first faculty.
The California startups taking on climate change
Clean energy innovation is flourishing with the help of CalTestBed, a program funded by the California Energy Commission, led by New Energy Nexus and implemented in partnership with UC and Berkeley Lab.
UC’s sustainability policy covers all 10 campuses and five medical centers.

Learn more about sustainability at UC

The Carbon Neutrality Initiative commits UC to emitting net zero greenhouse gases from its buildings and vehicle fleet by 2025, something no other major university system has done.

Learn more about the Carbon Neutrality Initiative