Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.47
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Maryland, College Park
IN-24: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Climate Action 2016 Forum and Summit

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

The School of Public Policy Dean, Robert Orr, used his background as the special advisor to the UN Secretary General on Climate Change to bring the Climate Action 2016 Summit to the University of Maryland. On May 4, 2016 the University of Maryland hosted the Climate Action 2016 Forum as a public-accessible version of the Climate Action 2016 Summit held on May 5-6, 2016. Over 600 people attended the forum and watched panels featuring business, engineering, scientific, and policy leaders discussing relevant topics in climate change and sustainable development goals. The main purpose of the Climate Action 2016 Summit was to serve as an unofficial continuation of the Paris Talks (COP 21), bringing UN and world leaders, including University of Maryland President Wallace Loh, together to discuss climate change. The first day of the Summit was held in College Park, Maryland and the second day was held in Washington D.C. Bringing the Climate Action 2016 Forum and Summit to the University of Maryland displays the University’s commitment to becoming an international leader in climate change discussion and innovation.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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