Climate Action Planning
Each UC campus was required, by December 2008, to develop a climate action plan to achieve the university's emission reduction targets of year 2000 levels by 2014 and 1990 levels by 2020. Several UC campuses have adopted more ambitious climate protection goals and have committed to reducing their emissions to 2000 and 1990 levels several years ahead of the dates set by UC policy.
UC Berkeley has committed to reducing its emissions to 1990 levels by 2014. Berkeley's first climate action plan was completed in 2007 and became a national model for universities throughout the country. Berkeley has since developed an updated 2009 Climate Action Plan.
UC Davis had reduced its emissions to year 2000 levels by 2008 and plans to reduce its emissions to 10% below year 2000 levels by 2014.
UC Irvine has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions to 2000 levels by 2012.
UC Los Angeles
UCLA has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions to 2000 levels by 2012.
UC Merced has committed to becoming carbon neutral and becoming a zero net energy user by 2020. Zero net energy means that UC Merced will produce enough energy from onsite renewables to satisfy campus demand.
UC San Diego
UC San Diego's climate action plan establishes campus goals of 2000 emissions levels by 2013, 1990 levels by 2020, and climate neutrality by 2025.
UC San Francisco
UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Barbara has committed to reducing its greenhouse has emissions to achieving carbon neutrality by the year 2050.
UC Santa Cruz
Greenhouse gas emissions reporting
Complete greenhouse gas emissions inventories for all ten campuses are posted on the ACUPCC reporting page. These inventories include campus emissions data from purchased utilities, onsite combustion, faculty and staff commute, and university-funded air travel.
To ensure standard and accurate reporting, all 10 UC campuses publicly report their independently-verified greenhouse gas emissions on an annual basis through The Climate Registry (TCR). TCR inventories capture emissions associated with purchased utilities (natural gas and electricity) and onsite combustion (including campus fleet).