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In coordination with national experts, Second Nature has developed publications and resources to help campuses move toward carbon neutrality and implement the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments.
Some of the publications listed below are older; however, they remain relevant to college and university leaders and to practitioners of sustainability as institutions work towards a more carbon-free situation.
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Acción Climática en las Instituciones de Educación Superior en América Latina y el Caribe
El informe 2022, “Acción Climática en las Instituciones de Educación Superior en América Latina y el Caribe”, es un esfuerzo único en su tipo para revelar el estado actual de la acción climática en las instituciones de educación superior en América Latina y el Caribe y evaluar los mayores desafíos y oportunidades para catalizar una mayor acción climática en estas instituciones de importancia crítica
Higher Education Climate Action in Latin America and the Caribbean – Summer 2022
This report, “Higher Education Climate Action in Latin America and the Caribbean,” is a first-of-its-kind effort to reveal the current state of climate action at higher education institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean and assess the greatest challenges and opportunities for catalyzing greater climate action at these critically important institutions.
Completed Resilience Assessments_Updated July 2022
Completing an initial Campus-Community Resilience Assessment is the second step in implementing the Climate and Resilience Commitments. This document compiles a list of schools that have completed their Campus-Community Resilience Assessments. The outcomes from these assessments may be helpful for schools beginning the Resilience Assessment process for their own campuses.
San Francisco State University Community Resilience Building Workshop Summary of Findings | April 2022
In collaboration with Second Nature and The Nature Conservancy, San Francisco State University launched a community-based process to assess extreme weather and climate change impacts and to generate and prioritize solutions to improve the resiliency, sustainability, and equity of their community. This report is a summary of their findings.
The Workshop occurred as part of the Community Resilience Building (CRB) process that San Francisco State University underwent with The Nature Conservancy and Second Nature. It also included engagement with and between community members (students, faculty, etc).
City of Morris University of Minnesota – Morris Campus Stevens County Community Resilience Building Workshop Summary of Findings | March 2022
This report provides a summary of findings that came out of a March 2022 Community Resilience Building process that was hosted by the Morris Community Core Team (the City of Morris, University of Minnesota’s Morris Campus, and Stevens County) and facilitated by The Nature Conservancy and Second Nature. The summary of findings focus on the evolving risks and actions due to climate change, and correlate with the Workshop’s central objectives.
The Workshop occurred as part of the Community Resilience Building (CRB) process that the City of Morris, the University of Minnesota’s Morris Campus, and Stevens County underwent with The Nature Conservancy and Second Nature.
The Future of Academic Research on Climate Solutions | March 2022
This report, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and produced in collaboration with researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Energy Transition Institute, evaluates the current climate research landscape supported by the and highlights key levers to improve the effectiveness of academic research for climate solutions.
Researchers compiled and analyzed a dataset of over 1800 recently awarded federal climate solution grants to universities and colleges, totaling $1.42 billion dollars, and performed stakeholder interviews with key federal and higher education leaders to produce five recommendations. Download and read the report to learn more.