University Climate Change Coalition


In December 2018, the University of Arizona joined the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3). UC3 includes 21 other leading North American Research One universities, including the University of California system, Arizona State University, and many more. Together, these institutions are all working to expand our commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and working with community partners to encourage climate-related resilience. Providing leadership on these issues is critical to our community, our economy, and to our students’ success, both now and after they graduate.


By joining UC3, the University of Arizona has leveraged its institutional strengths to foster collaborative, local climate solutions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build community resilience. UC3 encourages development of long-term and/or transformational relationships between Universities and their local communities to further climate and environmental action, facilitate two-way knowledge exchange, and develop relevant processes and trainings to accomplish these goals.

UC3 has provided a platform for the UA’s efforts to work directly with community stakeholders on applied solutions, while also establishing shared environmental leadership endeavors with regional, state, and national partners.   The long-term goal of UC3 is to make existing University of Arizona resilience activities more visible and impactful, and to provide an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to engage with the community through these efforts.  We have chosen in particular on support for traditionally underserved populations.

To request more information or to stay up to date with the actions of UC3 at the University of Arizona, please email