| Higher Education | 06.06.17

America’s Leading Research Universities Reaffirm Commitment to Climate Action

This week, the the Presidents of 12 leading research institutions, including GRC members Harvard and MIT, signed a joint statement reaffirming their commitment to climate action, which is consistent with the Paris Agreement and recognizes the concerted action that is needed at every level to slow, and ultimately prevent, the rise in the global average temperature and to facilitate the transition to a clean energy economy.

In 2015, these universities were among 318 institutions of higher education which signed the American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge, affirming their commitment to accelerate the global transition to low-carbon energy while enhancing sustainable and resilient practices on our campuses.

The statement signed this week recognizes universities’ critical role in reducing their own greenhouse gas emissions, continuing to advance evidence-based understanding of the causes and effects of climate change on the environment, the economy and public health, and developing solutions.

To read the full statement, click here.

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