Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments 3.0

Help us shape the path forward for the Commitments

During the 2022 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit, Second Nature announced the launch of a process to reimagine the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments (Commitments) and formulate the next generation of the Commitments. 

Our goal is to reflect necessary and foundational framing in climate justice principles, update existing technical guidance to reflect the urgency of the climate crisis, and consider various membership models. 

We value you and request your input as we undergo this process.

The focus of the revisions to the Commitments is centered around three areas:

Climate Justice
Claims, Targets, and Technical Guidance

Participate in This Unique Opportunity
The Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments are the foundation of the Climate Leadership Network – Second Nature’s signature program and the cornerstone of this important climate work we do with many of you.  We are seeking your input as we take up this charge. By participating, you will be helping shape the direction of the Commitments for years to come.  

How to Get Involved
Please email Bridget Flynn at [email protected] to express your interest in participating in the working group and/or otherwise contributing to the process. 

Working Group Meetings

Currently, in 2024, the Commitments 3.0 Working Group is meeting monthly for the first half of the year focused on various identified topics. There are other working groups and configurations discussing related topics in more depth, such as the Carbon Offsets Advisory Council and Climate Justice Working Group.

To increase transparency and accessibility in this process, summarized here are meetings with stakeholders. Highlights are updated as best as possible.


Future meetings are scheduled for:

  • April 17, 2024: Commitments 3.0 Working Group – Climate Justice
  • May 8, 2024: Commitments 3.0 Working Group – Resilience and Provisions
  • June 5, 2024: Commitments 3.0 Working Group – Accountability
We welcome your questions, comments, feedback by emailing .


Questions? Please contact Bridget Flynn ([email protected])