Media Advisory: UB aims to be carbon neutral by 2030 with updated Climate Action Plan

Release Date: April 22, 2020

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“UB’s enhanced Climate Action Plan is another powerful demonstration of the clear, measurable steps we are taking to respond to the increasing pace and intensity of global climate change. ”
Satish K. Tripathi, president
University at Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. — As the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of Earth Day today, the University at Buffalo is unveiling an updated Climate Action Plan that doubles down on the university’s goal of being carbon neutral by 2030.

UB’s plan — called the “10 in 10” — is a road map of 10 strategies that will guide the university’s climate mitigation efforts over the next decade.

These 10 initiatives emerged from a two-year campus engagement process, which included students, faculty, staff and the community.

They also form a framework for UB’s implementation efforts, with each of the 10 categories corresponding to a working group that will advance action within the area.

A sampling of solutions put forth in the new Climate Action Plan includes:

  • Phasing in carbon pricing at UB to incentivize change
  • Transitioning the university’s fleet to electric vehicles
  • Setting goals to cut food-related carbon emissions in half
  • Purchasing 100% of the university’s electricity from clean energy sources by 2025

“Through these impactful strategies, UB is building on not only our original Climate Plan of a decade ago, but our university’s longstanding environmental stewardship and leadership in climate action mitigation,” said UB President Satish K. Tripathi.

“UB’s enhanced Climate Action Plan is another powerful demonstration of the clear, measurable steps we are taking to respond to the increasing pace and intensity of global climate change,” Tripathi added.

Visit https://www.buffalo.edu/climate-action.html to view and learn more about UB’s new Climate Action Plan.

Media Contact Information

David J. Hill
Director of News Content
Public Health, Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, Sustainability
Tel: 716-645-4651
davidhil@buffalo.edu