Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 85.74
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Victoria
IN-48: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Climate & Sustainability Action Plan 2030

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 Climate and Sustainability Action Plan 2030 (CSAP) is a new and unique approach to sustainability and climate action at UVic. It is a plan comprised of two documents, the Strategy and the Actions.This Plan brings all campus portfolios, academics and curriculum, research and innovation, external, Indigenous, international relations, community and government relations, communications, finance and operations together, to guide UVic as we address and adapt to global challenges faced by all universities.

Guiding principles
CSAP is a path-based approach to our climate and sustainability targets, goals, strategies and actions. There are six principles that will guide the development and implementation of the Plan:
• centre local Indigenous Knowledge Systems and worldviews
• innovation and excellence
• integration
• inclusive and empowered leadership
• climate justice and equity
• community engagement

UVic has set three ambitious targets in greenhouse gas emissions, sustainability and the advancement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). These will be achieved through 11 measurable and robust short-, medium- and long-term goals.

Greenhouse gas emissions
Target 1
• by 2030, reduce campus operations greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by 50% below our 2010 baseline
• by 2040, achieve Net Zero emissions for campus operations
• by 2050, achieve a climate positive campus

STARS certification
Target 2
• achieve Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS) Platinum rating certification (85 points) by 2026
UVic has continually improved our standings in Gold ratings over submissions in 2014 (67.97 points), 2017 (76.79 points) and 2020 (80.17 points).

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Target 3
• each year, demonstrate advancement towards the UN SDGs

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 programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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