The University of California is a leader in the effort to combat global warming. UC is a founding signatory to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment and has committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to year 2000 levels by 2014, to 1990 levels by 2020, and to achieve climate neutrality as soon as possible.
In December 2011, a team of campus and systemwide leaders issued a report outlining strategies for achieving UC's climate neutrality goal. The report concludes that proactive investments in carbon abatement projects can enable UC to meet its climate commitments while avoiding millions of dollars in direct and indirect costs associated with emerging State policies and regulations.
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