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Liaison Jessica Bast
Submission Date April 5, 2012
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North Carolina State University
PAE-5: Climate Action Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Lindsay Batchelor
Sustainability Program Coordinator
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Does the institution have a plan to mitigate its greenhouse gas emissions that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief summary of the climate plan’s long-term goals:
The overall goal regarding potential climate impact at NC State is to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. The first step to achieving neutrality is understanding the potential impact that current and future greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have. The next step is to lay the groundwork for change by exploring available opportunities. Lastly, is to implement strategies and monitor and measure progress. The purpose of the Climate Action Plan (CAP) is to create a framework and provide supporting information to assist in decision-making.

A brief summary of the climate plan’s short-term goals:
NC State’s climate neutrality portfolio contains a variety of strategies, that if implemented would help lead NC State towards climate neutrality. The first iteration of the plan focuses on strategies developed for implementation in the near-term, or within the next five years. The five year strategies in the CAP could result in approximately a 20% GHG reduction from 2008 levels by 2015. Similar strategies are grouped into categories, referred to as wedges. The wedges chosen for the CAP are: green development, energy conservation, fuel mix and renewables, transportation, and waste management. The plan also examines how some of the larger, long-term changes to existing infrastructure might impact the University’s GHG emissions.

Year the climate plan was formally adopted or approved:

The website URL where information about the climate plan is available:
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