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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.
Climate resilience projects take root across California
The University of California will award $100M in state climate action grants this year to help communities across the state meet the challenges of climate change.
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.
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