Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.32
Liaison Michelle Perez
Submission Date May 3, 2013
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University of California, San Diego
PAE-5: Climate Action Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kristin Hansen
Sustainability Analyst
Auxiliary & Plant Services
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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 following are the long-term goals outlined in the Climate Action Plan:
-Establish a target date for climate neutrality.
-Identify how the campus will include climate neutrality and sustainability in curriculum, student experience and research.
-Establish interim goals and actions for reducing GHG emissions.
-Identify goals for reducing emissions and impacts from purchasing, campus operations, transportation, and water usage; and to enhance the campus’s 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 the 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.
UC San Diego 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, UC San Diego signed the American College and Universities President's Climate Commitment.

Year the climate plan was formally adopted or approved:

An indication of whether institution has made a commitment to reduce GHG emissions a specific amount by a target year:

List which emissions (scope 1, 2, and/or 3) are included in its GHG emissions commitment:
Scope 1,2,3

The reduction level (percentage) institution has committed to:

The baseline year the institution used in its GHG emissions commitment:
Jan. 1, 2007

The baseline emissions level institution used in its GHG emissions commitment:

The target year the institution specified in its GHG emissions commitment :
Dec. 31, 2025

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

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