Carbon Plans

Climate Action Planning

2025 Carbon Neutrality Planning Framework

This framework provides an overview of Berkeley’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) profile over the next eight years and offers early guidance for Berkeley’s path to carbon neutrality in scopes 1 and 2 per the UC 2025 goal.  Expanding on Berkeley’s early success in GHG reductions from campus operations, this framework identifies the opportunities, challenges, and high-level strategy approaches the campus can undertake to both reduce and de-carbonize building and fleet energy use.  It will inform more detailed, future planning work to support the UC systemwide carbon neutrality initiative.

See the 2025 Carbon Neutrality Planning Framework

2009 Climate Action Plan

UC Berkeley's 2009 Climate Action Plan documents how the campus plans to reduce its greenhouse (GHG) emissions by one-third and eventually achieve climate neutrality. The Plan examines campus progress on climate action, discusses future strategies, and includes these notable elements:

  • Presents and evaluates data on the campus 2009-2012 Strategic Energy Plan that will help get about campus half way to the 2014 target.
  • Expands on financial strategies to accomplish the 2014 target - reducing the need to purchase renewable energy credits and offsets.
  • Explores some potential paths of action to move the campus closer to climate neutrality. 

See the 2009 Climate Action Plan

2007 CalCAP Feasibility Study

In the fall of 2007, the campus finalized UC Berkeley’s first climate action plan, the 2007 CalCAP Feasibility Study. This study led the campus to set its first greenhouse gas emissions reduction target: to reduce GHG emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2014.

The study established important protocols on the scope and methodologies the campus uses in its emissions inventories and how mitigation projects are evaluated for reduction potential and financial feasibility.

See the 2007 CalCAP Feasibility Report

Moving Beyond Fossil Fuels

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Tyrannosaurus Rex
at the Valley Life Science Building
on UC Berkeley campus