A core program of Second Nature that connects 23 of the world's leading research universities and university systems committed to accelerating climate action on campus, in communities, and at a global scale.
Working across several spheres of influence, UC3 convenes peer groups and networks to support the implementation of the strategies included in the 2020-2025 UC3 Strategic Plan. The goal of these groups and networks is to help UC3 members improve, scale, and accelerate collective and collaborative climate action. The peer-to-peer connections established through these unique groups and networks are a chance for university heads, faculty, staff, and students to:
Share knowledge of best practices related to emissions mitigation, climate adaptation and resilience
Showcase bold climate action activities that inspires ambition among peer institutions
Collaborate on innovative solutions to grand climate challenges and demonstrate the power of working in partnership as members of a coalition
Influence national and international policy agendas by leveraging the collective voice of leading global research universities
The creation of the UC3 Fellows Program. New UC3 members. Strides made aligning with the UC3 2020-2025 Strategic Plan. Read about the 2021 impact of UC3’s work:
UC3 is extremely excited to welcome Western University, located on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, Lūnaapéewak, and Attawandaron peoples – in London, Ontario, Canada to the coalition!
We look forward to collaborating with Western to promote climate and community resilience.
Jump-starting a year of focused climate action known as Climate Year, Drexel University has joined the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3), an alliance of more than 20 leading research universities working to accelerate the development of local climate solutions and build community resilience.Learn More
The Rutgers Climate Symposium invited students, faculty and staff from academic and research institutions throughout the US, Canada and Mexico, as well as members of the public, to a virtual symposium on the role of public universities in transformative climate action for a just recovery. Featured speakers included members from four other UC3 members universities.Learn More
Washington University in St. Louis recently kicked off the Midwest Climate Summit in partnership with over twenty leading Midwestern higher education institutions, non-profits, local governments, and businesses, including fellow UC3 members The Ohio State University and the University of Michigan.The goal of the Summit is to deepen expertise, accelerate climate action, and develop a Midwestern response to the climate crisis.Learn More