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Climate leadership

UC’s new climate action plan prioritizes direct emission reductions, limits the use of carbon offsets and aligns UC’s climate goals with those of the state of California.

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 University of California adopts new, stronger climate action goals
The new goals prioritize direct emission reductions, limit the use of carbon offsets and align UC’s climate goals with those of the state of California.
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.
UC’s sustainability policy covers all 10 campuses and six academic health centers.

Learn more about sustainability at UC

UC has adopted new, stronger climate goals to directly eliminate 90 percent of University greenhouse gas emissions by 2045.

Learn more about UC’s climate action plan