Air and Climate
In 2007, former Georgia Tech president Wayne G. Clough signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), which requires a university to develop an action plan to achieve climate neutrality and to publicly report progress toward that goal.
In compliance with the ACUPCC, commitments were made by Georgia Tech to reduce energy use, expand our use of renewable energy, and become carbon neutral by 2050. We’ve made strides toward our goal with significant greenhouse gas reductions – emissions per 1000 sf reduced by ~8% since 2011 – despite the challenges of operating world-class research and lab facilities with high energy requirements.
Climate Action Plan
With the launch of the Sustainability Next Plan in 2022 and in alignment with the Georgia Tech Strategic Plan, Georgia Tech committed to becoming a Climate Solutions leader. Underlying this commitment is a goal to Lead By Example by cutting our scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions in half by 2030 and reaching carbon neutrality by 2050. Visit our Climate Action Plan web page to learn more.
See Second Nature's website for current updates on Georgia Tech’s progress towards climate neutrality.