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Each UC3 institution convenes a climate change forum to bring together community and business leaders, elected officials and other local stakeholders. Meetings are tailored to meet local and regional objectives shared across sectors and aim to accelerate the implementation of research-driven climate policies and climate solutions. To learn more about these cross-sector forums and other UC3 meetings and events see the calendar below.
This group explores the power of research universities to be change agents in their communities. By first identifying institutional barriers within higher ed when partnering with local stakeholders they then address those barriers and present case studies of successful community partnerships, funding models, and internal policies that unencumber academics from performing applied science research.Sign-up Here
The University Climate Change Coalition's Research for Policy Platform is a joint research and development platform that will declare a unified set of principles and policies to support higher education leaders in local, national and international 1.5 degree-aligned climate policy engagement. The Coalition will identify, monitor, and research the most urgent climate policy issues using the best available science.Learn More
The CSIS Energy & National Security Program was pleased to host The Hon. Janet Napolitano(President, University of California), The Hon. Dr. Kristina M. Johnson (Chancellor, The State University of New York), and Dr. Timothy Carter (President, Second Nature) for a discussion on the recent launch of the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3), the role of research universities in the development of climate action plans, and their own imperatives for a more sustainable energy system.Watch the Panel
For more than a decade, institutions in the Climate Leadership Network have been pursuing carbon neutrality in campus operations, creating new climate solutions through innovative research, and preparing students to solve the urgent climate challenges of the 21st century. But a year ago many schools across the country stepped up to do even more. This webinar focused on how the higher ed sector has been engaging with government, businesses, and the community to lead on climate.Watch the Webinar
The Guide for Hosting Cross-Sector Climate Forums was developed in collaboration with members from Second Nature’s Climate Leadership Network and University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) to provide guidance to campus climate leaders on how to plan for and host a cross-sector climate forum.Visit the Guide
To bring higher education leaders up to speed on carbon pricing, the primer covers a brief rationale for carbon pricing, common approaches and definitions, as well as highlighting examples of what university leaders have done to put a price on carbon, with notes on additional economic and social considerations.Visit the Primer
Moving into the third year since the launch of the UC3 at the 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit, the Coalition has matured and refined its role as an accelerant of place-based climate solutions and leading voice on the urgency of emissions mitigation and climate resilience actions. This strategic plan represents an updated vision and trajectory for the Coalition, building upon its successes and lessons learned over the past two years from cross-sector forums, internal collaborations, and partnerships with local and regional stakeholders.
In just two years of being in existence, the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) has taken major action in creating climate solutions to help local communities achieve their climate goals and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future.
You can learn more about the work that has been done, and the accomplishments achieved thus far over the first two years, by reading the report.
The University Climate Change Coalition is working to identify climate assets at each campus to facilitate more transparency and ease of collaboration with external stakeholders. Use the link below to explore the beta version of the data and dashboard.
Since the University Climate Change Coalition’s (UC3) launch in February 2018, UC3 universities have convened climate leaders in their region from local and state government, private industry and NGOs at cross-sector forums. In a report entitled Research for Solutions: Convening Stakeholders to Galvanize Local Climate Action UC3 highlights how research institutions can play an invaluable role in stepping-up climate action in their communities. Each of the schools are making ambitious strides to reduce their institutional footprint and increase resilience to the shocks of climate change, read the report to find out exactly how.