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Carbon neutrality

UC research is paving the way for the university to meet its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2025.

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.
The environmental footprint of food
Researchers map the environmental pressures of global production for all foods on land and ocean.
Hurricane Ian: When the power grid goes out, could solar and batteries power your home?
A study of real-world disasters shows how home solar and storage could keep the lights on and the air conditioner running during many outages, if not all.
The science of cool: How UC research is helping cities cope with heat waves
Cities can be considerably hotter than surrounding rural regions. New materials and technologies can cool things down.
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