We recognize the importance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In November of 2013, UC President Janet Napolitano announced an initiative to achieve complete carbon neutrality in University of California operations by 2025. In the Fall of 2015, ahead of the UNEP 2015 Conference of Parties (COP 21) in Paris, Chancellor Henry Yang signed a pledge affirming the University of California, Santa Barbara's (UCSB) commitment to carbon neutrality by 2025.
UCSB reports and seeks verification of our greenhouse gas emissions annually. To date, emissions inventories have been submitted and verified for calendar years (CY) 2004 through 2017. The inventory included all six Kyoto Protocol gases for scope 1 and 2 emissions.
With this newsletter, stay up-to-date on conservation and renewable energy projects on campus, the UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative, and ways you can help reduce UCSB’s carbon footprint.