Experience the living laboratory at a top ranked research university.

The University of California is a signatory of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, a key element of sustainability.  The Commitment obligates signatory campuses to, among other things, “expand research

[ ] necessary to achieve climate neutrality” and “make climate neutrality and sustainability part of the curriculum and other educational experience of all students.”

UC Irvine has achieved considerable depth in sustainability-related fields. These pages highlight sustainability-related research at UC Irvine in a variety of basic and applied settings as well as policy-oriented domains.



Faculty Profiles and alphabetical listing of centers, institutes, and programs involved in sustainability-related research.

Research Highlights

research sustainability initiatives

Highlights featuring some of UC Irvine’s sustainability-related
research and education programs