UC adopts new, stronger climate action goals
To accelerate its transition away from fossil fuels, the University of California has adopted new, stronger climate action goals that prioritize direct emission reductions, limit the use of carbon offsets and align UC’s climate goals with those of the state of California.
The new goals build on UC’s already significant achievements in cutting greenhouse gas emissions and transitioning to clean, carbon-free electricity, said University of California President Michael V. Drake, M.D.
“Climate change is one of the most urgent challenges of our time, and this new policy extends the University of California’s leadership in addressing the crisis,” President Drake said. “It reflects the best current science and aligns the University’s ambitious new goals with those set by the state of California. It also provides UC locations with the flexibility to enact decarbonization plans that account for their specific circumstances and challenges.”
Tags: clean energy, climate change, sustainability