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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.
California universities launch experiment to go carbon-neutral 'at scale'
UC pledges to stop contributing to climate change while going about its normal business. Can the lessons we’re learning here be scaled up to the nation and the world? 
UC launches Cool Campus Challenge in a push toward carbon neutrality
'We’re on our way to becoming the very first university system to wipe out our carbon footprint for good.'
West Village marches toward zero net energy
Nation’s largest planned zero net energy community is 82 percent on the way to its goal.
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