The most recent IPCC report, compiled by hundreds of scholars and approved by the representatives of 195 countries, clearly states: “There is a rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure a livable and sustainable future for all (very high confidence).”
As the climate crisis worsens, the University of California is evolving its response with an updated climate policy that shifts from a carbon neutrality strategy that relies on offsets towards a strategy of direct decarbonization that will require fully transforming campus energy infrastructure.
UC’s Climate Change Working Group is collecting feedback on the draft policy update from stakeholders across the UC system. After incorporating feedback the policy will go to the UC Sustainability Steering Committee for approval in May.
To learn more, watch this webinar recording with background and detail on the proposed policy.
Bruins are also invited to join an upcoming event on April 12, hosted by UCLA Law, “Make or Break: Transforming U.S. Infrastructure to Meet Climate Goals”, along with other sustainability activities planned for Earth Month in April. Check UCLA Sustainability’s calendar to stay informed of upcoming happenings and sign up to receive our newsletter. The newsletter published monthly features news, events, and opportunities and is expanded with extra weekly content for Earth Month.