November 20, 2015
The University of Michigan has joined more than 200 universities and colleges in signing the American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge.
The White House released a list of the signatories on Thursday, demonstrating support for international climate action in advance of the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held in Paris beginning Nov. 30, where world leaders will seek a global agreement on climate change.
A delegation of 10 U-M faculty members and students will attend the U.N. conference, including participants from the School of Information, the School of Natural Resources and Environment, the College of Engineering and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
The White House Office of Science and Technology noted that pledge signers are institutions that are already taking significant action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase campus sustainability and incorporate environmental sustainability into academic curricula.
The list includes all schools in the Ivy League and numerous public and private universities across more than 40 U.S. states that recognize the need for international action and pledge to accelerate the transition to low-carbon energy while enhancing sustainable practices on their campuses.