Our first demand and campaign is that: UC must specify and meet decarbonization goals by 2025.
Rather than frank emissions reductions (‘decarbonization’) UC has a carbon neutrality by 2025 plan. Unfortunately this is woefully inadequate. Problems include a lack of accountability, a reliance on both dubious offset mechanisms and biogas (about which experts have misgivings), and a very delayed reckoning with emissions from aviation and transportation (deferred to 2050).
Instead, what is needed is decarbonization (i.e. genuine emissions reductions). This must be done by setting specific goals and creating accountability mechanisms to reduce what is more than 2 million tonnes per year of emissions from the UC campuses.
We are currently developing our Platform. Meanwhile see concrete decarbonization recommendations from the UCSD Academic Task Force on Climate Crisis report.