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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.
How climate action planning misses equity opportunities in many California cities
A new study analyzed 170 climate action plans across California to find out how cities are incorporating equity into their efforts.
UC’s greenhouse gas emissions are now at 1990 levels — and declining
All 10 campuses and their affiliated health systems have reduced greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels – a notable achievement given UC’s significant growth over the last three decades.
UC earns Green Power Leadership Award from EPA
The University of California received a 2021 Green Power Leadership Award today for accelerating the transition to clean energy.
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