Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.15
Liaison Andrew Porter
Submission Date March 11, 2014
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University of Cincinnati
PAE-5: Climate Action Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Claire Sweigart
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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 University of Cincinnati completed its Climate Action Plan on September 15, 2009. The comprehensive document includes an in-depth study of the University's carbon inventory and existing practices in categories such as transporation, buildings, energy, education, outreach, etc. The Climate Action Plan then details possible solutions to making the University more sustainable and reaching its goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.

A brief summary of the climate plan’s short-term goals:
In order to track progress toward the ultimate goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, the CAP includes short- and intermediate-term goals across many categories, including power and distribution, buildings, and transportation.

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:
Scopes 1, 2, and some scope 3 emissions are included.

The reduction level (percentage) institution has committed to:
Carbon neutrality

The baseline year the institution used in its GHG emissions commitment:

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

The target year the institution specified in its GHG emissions commitment :
Dec. 31, 2050

The website URL where information about the climate plan is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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