Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.29
Liaison Justin Mog
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2013
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University of Louisville
PAE-5: Climate Action Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Justin Mog
Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives
Office of the Provost
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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:

UofL's Climate Action Plan establishes as a mid-term goal for a 40% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. This means we're targeting university-wide reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from our 2008 benchmark estimate of 192,788 MT eCO2 to a maximum net GHG emissions rate of 115,673 MT eCO2 by 2030. Our long-term goal is for net climate neutrality by 2050.

Our plan for making progress toward climate neutrality is dynamic and multifaceted. We recognize that sustainability demands progress on multiple fronts and that lasting change cannot be achieved without coordinated efforts campus-wide. As such, we propose taking a variety of steps to lead UofL down a path toward climate neutrality with a focus on the following initiatives: green purchasing; energy conservation and efficiency; renewable energy; carbon sequestration; master planning; green building design; composting and horticultural practices; behavior change; recycling; transportation; food; and carbon offsets.


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

UofL's Climate Action Plan establishes as a short-term goal for a 20% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. This means we're targeting university-wide reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from our 2008 benchmark estimate of 192,788 MT eCO2 to a maximum net GHG emissions rate of 154,230 MT eCO2 by 2020.


Year the climate plan was formally adopted or approved:
2,010

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

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

The reduction level (percentage) institution has committed to:
20% by 2020; 40% by 2030; 100% by 2050

The baseline year the institution used in its GHG emissions commitment:
Jan. 1, 2008

The baseline emissions level institution used in its GHG emissions commitment:
192,788 MT CO2e

The target year the institution specified in its GHG emissions commitment :
Jan. 1, 2020

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

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