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American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) (In Progress)

Description

The American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) is a high-visibility effort to address global climate disruption undertaken by a network of colleges and universities that have made institutional commitments to eliminate net greenhouse gas emissions from specified campus operations, and to promote the research and educational efforts of higher education to equip society to re-stabilize the earth’s climate. Its mission is to accelerate progress towards climate neutrality and sustainability by empowering the higher education sector to educate students, create solutions, and provide leadership-by-example for the rest of society.

Background

On February 22, 2008, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign became a signatory to the ACUPCC. We are currently one of more than six-hundred Colleges and Universities that are participating in this endeavor. The commitment requires annual reporting that includes updated greenhouse gas emissions inventories on even years and progress reports on odd years. Illinois' progress report was submitted on January 15, 2013 and can be viewed here.

Conclusion

In the future, Illinois will be required to submit updated GHG emissions inventories and progress reports on alternating years. The first GHG emissions inventory was submitted in 2012 and the first progress report was submitted in 2013. As reports become available, they will be publicly available on the Center for a Sustainable Environment (CSE) and ACUPCC websites.

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Project Team

  • Primary Contact:

    Stephanie Lage

    Project Leader:

    Chancellor Wise

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