2020-2025 UC3 Strategic Plan


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.

You can view the plan here.

You can view and download the printable version of the plan here.

2019 UC3 Impact Report


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, here.

Previous to the 2019 UC3 Impact Report, was the UC3 2018 Progress Report, which you can still view and download here.  

UC3 Research for Policy Platform



The University Climate Change Coalition launched the Research for Policy Platform at their inaugural Summit on July 23rd, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Platform is a joint research and development platform that will establish a unified set of principles and policies in order to directly support Higher Education Leaders in local, national, and international 1.5 degree-aligned climate policy engagement. Read more here!

Link to original press release

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The Role of Higher Education in Advancing Carbon Pricing: A Preliminary Briefing for University Leaders


The University Climate Change Coalition’s first policy topic of interest as indicated by the Ohio State University President Drake and supported by his colleagues is carbon pricing. UC3 convened subject matter experts from across North America to discuss higher education’s role in advancing carbon pricing. This preliminary brief includes a menu of options for college and university leaders who want to engage on this issue internally on their campuses or externally with cross-sector partners. Learn More!