Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.08
Liaison Michelle Perez
Submission Date May 18, 2011
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University of California, San Diego
PAE-5: Climate Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kristin Hansen
Sustainability Analyst
Auxiliary & Plant Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have a plan to mitigate its greenhouse gas emissions that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief summary of the climate plan’s long-term goals:

The following are the long-term goals outlined in UC San Diego's Climate Action Plan:
-Establish a target date for climate neutrality
-Identify how campus will include climate neutrality and sustainability in curriculum, student experience, and research
-Establish interim goals and actions for reducing actions for GHG emissions
-Identify goals for reducing emissions and impacts from purchasing, campus operations, transportation, and water usage; and for improving recycling programs
-Identify mechanisms for tracking progress
-Identify financing mechanisms


A brief summary of the climate plan’s short-term goals:

The following are the short-term goals outlined in UC San Diego's Climate Action Plan:
-Climate neutrality by 2025
-A reduction of 4% water usage per year for the next 5 years
-Zero waste to landfill by 2020
UCSD is the first west coast campus to become a member of the Chicago Climate Exchange, North America's only cap and trade system for all greenhouse gases, and is also a charter member of the California Climate Action Registry, a voluntary registry for greenhouse gas emissions. In 2007, the President of the University of California signed the American College and Universities President's Climate Commitment on behalf of all ten campuses of the UC system.


Year the climate plan was formally adopted or approved:
2,008

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

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