In 2007, University of Richmond (UR) signed onto the the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, pledging to become carbon neutral by 2050. Three years later, UR published its first Climate Action Plan, a framework that committed the university to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 30% below 2009 levels by 2020 and 65% by 2035, on its way toward eliminating net carbon emissions.

This Progress Report and GHG Inventory will explain UR’s emission calculation methodologies, provide a detailed analysis of the inventory, and document UR’s current GHG current footprint.

University of Richmond’s Climate Action Plan aims to provide the UR community and its partners with a transparent roadmap of specific strategies for how the University will meet its GHG emission reduction targets. The Climate Action Plan will continue to be updated as needed, to incorporate new and innovative ideas and technologies.

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