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American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment
Description/achievement of initiative

The American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) is a high-visibility effort to address global climate disruption undertaken by a network of colleges and university presidents who have made institutional commitments to promote the research, education, and community engagement efforts needed to create a sustainable society, and to eliminate net greenhouse gas emissions from specified sources in their own campus operations. The ACUPCC’s mission is to accelerate progress towards climate neutrality and sustainability by empowering the higher education sector to educate students, create solutions, and provide leadership-by-example for the rest of society. www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org

Nearly 700 institutions, representing 6 million students, have signed the ACUPCC to date, and are making their GHG Inventories, Climate Action Plans, and Progress Reports publicly available online via the ACUPCC Reporting System: www.acupcc.org/reportingsystem

The ACUPCC network is led by a Steering Committee of more than 25 college and university presidents and chancellors. It is staffed and supported by Second Nature, a Boston-based non-profit with the mission to create a sustainable society by transforming higher education. www.secondnature.org

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American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment
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American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment
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