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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.
Cool Campus Challenge crowns a winner
UC Irvine emerged victorious after a tight race to the finish in the first Cool Campus Challenge.
How UC is playing a unique role in global race against climate change
UC is a participant in Bill Gates' Breakthrough Energy Coalition and has proposed 10 scalable solutions for "carbon neutrality and climate stability" in California.
Dire climate forecast inspires upbeat film about solutions for a warmer ‘Tomorrow’
A paper on climate change by UC Berkeley professor Anthony Barnosky inspired the new film "Demain." 
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