As the University of California works to reach carbon neutrality, the reports and studies conducted by the Carbon Neutrality Initiative working groups will be shared here, both for the UC community and for the benefit of other institutions in California and around the world that are facing similar issues.

Framework for J.E.D.I.-Centered Climate Resilience Planning PDF

2021 Guidance for University of California campuses and medical centers.

The following UC Framework outlines the key elements needed for campus-specific climate resilience planning, with a deliberate focus on the most marginalized and at-risk groups.

Strategic Communication to Achieve Carbon Neutrality within the University of California Link

2018 TOMKAT STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION WORKING GROUP

A study of current efforts and recommendations for the University of California campuses on using strategic communication to increase engagement in the Carbon Neutrality Initiative.

University of California Strategies for Decarbonization: Replacing Natural Gas Link

2018 TomKat Natural Gas Exit Strategies Working Group

A resource for the University of California, other universities, and any other entity committed to pursuing deep decarbonization through the elimination of natural gas from its operations.

Overcoming Barriers to Carbon Neutrality 2017 Report of the Carbon Neutrality Finance and Management Task Force PDF

2017 Report of the Carbon Neutrality Finance and Management Task Force

A report on the barriers impeding progress toward the University of California’s goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2025, and recommendations on how to overcome these barriers.

Bending the Curve – Executive Summary PDF

2016 Ten scalable solutions for carbon neutrality and climate stability

An executive summary of the full report, which presents pragmatic paths for achieving carbon neutrality and climate stability in California, the United States and the world.

Bending the Curve – Full Report Link

2016 Ten scalable solutions for carbon neutrality and climate stability

A 10-chapter special report presenting 10 scalable and pragmatic solutions for achieving carbon neutrality and climate stability, from over 50 researchers and scholars from a wide range of disciplines across the University of California system.