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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.
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.
Climate change makes catastrophic flood twice as likely, study shows
Increased runoff could lead to devastating landslides and debris flows — particularly in hilly areas burned by wildfires.
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