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Penn Signs the White House Act on Climate Pledge

November 30, 2015

The University of Pennsylvania has joined 213 colleges and universities in signing the American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge, an initiative launched by the White House Council of Environmental Quality. President Amy Gutmann signed the Act on Climate Pledge, expressing how Penn supports the efforts of the United States delegation to the 21st Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris.

Penn’s Act on Climate Pledge emphasizes the critical role played by research universities in developing solutions to the serious threats associated with climate change. Penn continues to fortify its commitment to reduce carbon emissions and strengthen academic leadership in climate research, scholarship, and teaching. Our Climate Action Plan 2.0 and its tenets are well-aligned with the White House Act on Climate Pledge, and more broadly, with the mission of the United States delegation to COP21.

The White House Council of Environmental Quality called on American colleges and universities to demonstrate their support for strong climate action by world leaders in Paris. In addition to Penn, schools who have signed the Act on Climate Pledge include historically black colleges and universities, religious institutions, women’s colleges, technical schools, community colleges, all other schools in the Ivy League, and a variety of public and private universities located across more than 40 states.

View The University of Pennsylvania's White House Act on Climate Pledge.

View the full list of participating campuses here.

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