Climate Action Plan
UCLA set to meet green house gas emission reduction goals eight years early!
UCLA Office of the Chancellor
To the Campus Community:
As you know, global climate change and the ways in which we produce and use energy are among the most pressing issues of our time. I’m sure you have seen reports of increasing global temperatures and images of the devastating effects of our warming climate. You've also heard that there are solutions. The University of California's award-winning sustainability policy, aligned with the state of California's leadership, has set a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020.
I am very pleased to announce that UCLA has developed a Climate Action Plan, and we are set to meet the UC’s goal by 2012, eight years early. In addition, we are also one of the first universities to complete a plan set forth by a national group of presidents and chancellors called the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. Our ability to lead in this area comes from years of hard work and a strong foundation of energy and transportation initiatives, as well as visionary leadership for the future.
The initiatives highlighted in our Climate Action Plan will require participation from staff, faculty and students across the campus. All of us have roles to play in addressing global climate change and creating a sustainable future for those who come after us. I invite you to find out more about the plan and how you can get involved at www.climate.ucla.edu.
Gene D. Block
Want to learn more? All UCLA staff, faculty, students and alumni are welcome to a panel discussion about the Climate Action Plan on Thursday, Feb. 5th at 5:00 pm in De Neve Auditorium
Published: Friday, January 30, 2009