University Climate Change Coalition

In December 2018, the University of Arizona joined the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3), joining 21 leading North American Research One universities, including the University of California system, Arizona State University, and many more. Together, these institutions are all working to expand our commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and working with community partners to encourage climate-related resilience. Providing leadership on these issues is critical to our community, our economy, and to our students’ success, both now and after they graduate.

By joining UC3, the University of Arizona is leveraging its institutional strengths to foster collaborative, local climate solutions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build community resilience. UC3 encourages development of long-term and/or transformational relationships between the University and local communities to further climate and environmental action, facilitate two-way knowledge exchange, and develop relevant processes and trainings to accomplish these goals.

By joining UC3, UA has been provided the opportunity to work directly with stakeholders on applied solutions, while also establishing shared environmental leadership endeavors with regional, state, and national partners.   The long-term goal of UC3 is to make existing University of Arizona resilience activities more visible and impactful, and to provide an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to engage with the community through these efforts, with particular focus on support for traditionally underserved populations.

To request more information or to stay up to date with the actions of UC3 at the University of Arizona, please email