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Resilience Commitment (Ongoing)

Project History

  • 5/10/2022

    On Wednesday, May 4th, the Resilience iCAP Team had their last meeting of the semester. The team discussed updates on projects such as the Environmental Justice Plan, the Sustainability clinic and plans for summer.

  • 2/22/2022

    On Friday, February 4th, the Resilience iCAP Team had their first meeting of the semester. The team discussed updates on projects such as the Biodiversity Plan, Local Carbon Offsets and a potential Environmental Justice Reading group.

Description

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign took on a leadership role to more actively respond to global climate change when Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson signed Second Nature’s Climate Resilience Commitment in February 2016.

Illinois is a Charter Signatory of the Second Nature Climate Commitment, which combines a Carbon Commitment the campus signed in 2008 with the newly signed Resilience Commitment. The full Climate Commitment formally acknowledges that the effects of climate change are already felt — and that universities and colleges must pursue both mitigation and adaptation to combat the unfolding crisis.

By adding the Resilience Commitment, Illinois has made a pledge to evaluate campus vulnerabilities to a changing climate in its landscapes, natural resources, and energy production — and to make an action plan that addresses those weaknesses.

Project Team

  • Primary Contact:

    Meredith Moore

    Prior Contacts:

    • Micah Kenfield

Dates

  • Started September 2, 2016
    Started by Interim Chancellor Wilson

Themes