Carbon Neutrality Initiative

V. Ramanathan and the Asahi Blue Planet Prize

Climate scientist awarded prestigious 'Blue Planet' global prize

Renowned atmospheric scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan's many contributions include the discovery of the super-greenhouse effect of chlorofluorocarbons.

Red tomato hanging from a plant

Genes that keep plants green: A discovery that can help us grow crops in a drought

Scientists have discovered genetic data that will help food crops like tomatoes and rice survive longer, more intense periods of drought on our warming planet.

Highway aerial view

How to decarbonize California transportation by 2045

A report to the state outlines policy pathways to meet the zero-carbon time crunch.

Gaurav Sant holding samples of concrete

Team led by UCLA professor wins $7.5 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE

Researchers developed technology for turning carbon dioxide into concrete.

UC Irvine junior Neda Ibrahim

The environmental justice league

UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative student fellow Neda Ibrahim establishes a campus collective focused on community-driven, equity-based climate solutions.

Tracey Osborne

New UC Center for Climate Justice launches

The new center seeks not only to address the root causes of climate change, but also the broad range of associated social, racial and environmental injustices.

California canal

Could California put solar panels on top of canals?

Scientists at UC Merced and UC Santa Cruz are exploring a potential project to combine renewable energy with water conservation.

Woman in a garden

In an extraordinary year, an unwavering commitment to sustainability

Despite massive disruptions caused by the global pandemic, UC made significant progress in its efforts to combat climate change and build resilience across its campuses.

The Earth with flames on it

Greta is right, researchers say

A global team of scientists suggests extraordinary action on sustainability is necessary soon to avoid a dark future.

Solar panels on top of UC Merced campus buildings

UC Merced becomes the first public research university in the country to achieve carbon neutrality

A landmark accomplishment for the campus, two years ahead of its goal.

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