UCI is committed to addressing the climate change crisis by reducing our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. UCI has reduced greenhouse gas emissions significantly since our first Climate Action Plan was developed in 2007. Close to 20,000 metric tons of GHG emissions have been avoided due to campus-wide energy efficiency projects such as the addition of solar power (6 MW), carbon-free electricity purchased through the UC Clean Power Program, and through low carbon growth.
Despite the progress we have made, while experiencing significant growth, climate science calls for direct emission reductions. To strengthen the UC’s commitment to reducing fossil fuel use at all campuses and medical centers, the University of California has adopted stronger climate action goals that align with climate science and support the state of California’s recently adopted decarbonization policy (AB-1279 Climate Crisis Act).