UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative
President Napolitano and chancellors from all 10 campuses announced the Carbon Neutrality Initiative in November 2013. The Initiative aims for the University of California to emit net zero greenhouse gases from its buildings and vehicle fleet by 2025. To get there, President Napolitano created a Global Climate Leadership Council (GCLC). The GCLC harnesses the research, teaching, service, and operations strengths of the ten UC campuses to:
- Advise senior leadership on successful implementation of the system-wide plan for achieving carbon neutrality by 2025,
- Disseminate campus sustainability best practices,
- Coordinate all relevant stakeholders to integrate sustainability goals and policies into the Carbon Neutrality Initiative, and
- Connect the Initiative to UC’s teaching, research and public service mission.