Second Nature's Climate Leadership Network provides colleges and universities a framework to make public commitments to climate action. College and University presidents and chancellors make public, institutional commitments by signing onto one of the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments, becoming Climate Leadership Network signatories.

  • Carbon Commitment:  Eliminating greenhouse gas emissions and achieving carbon neutrality as soon as  possible.
  • Resilience Commitment:  Climate adaptation planning and community capacity building to respond to climate impacts.
  • Climate Commitment:  Integrates carbon neutrality with climate resilience and provides a comprehensive approach to mitigating and adapting to a changing climate.

All three commitments require publicly reporting progress, and creating and revising an action plan.

race_to_zero_logo.jpg Race to Zero - Universities and Colleges - is a global campaign to rally leadership and action in the education sector and is supported by Second Nature, EAUC, and UNEP


NameCarbon CommitmentClimate Commitment Resilience CommitmentRace to Zero
Aalto University (Finland)Yes
Aarhus University (Denmark)Yes
Aberystwyth University (United Kingdom)Yes
Abu Dhabi Polytechnic (United Arab Emirates)Yes
Accademia Albertina Delle Belle Arti Di Torino (Italy)Yes
Ada, National College for Digital SkillsYes
Alamo Colleges District
Almo Collegio Borromeo (Italy)Yes
Anglia Ruskin UniversityYes
Antioch University New EnglandYesYes
Arts University Bournemouth (United Kingdom)Yes
Asep (Switzerland)Yes
Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, University of Delhi (India)Yes
Auburn UniversityYesYes
Augsburg UniversityYesYes
Austin CollegeYesYes
Austin Community College DistrictYesYes
Babson CollegeYesYes
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University (Bangladesh)Yes
Bard CollegeYesYes
Bates CollegeYesYes
Bay de Noc Community CollegeYes
Bayero University Kano (Nigeria)Yes
Bellevue CollegeYesYes
Bentley UniversityYesYes
Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH (Switzerland)Yes
Bishop Stuart Core P .T.C (Uganda)Yes
Bishop's University (Canada)Yes
Boise State UniversityYes
Bournemouth University (United Kingdom)Yes
Bowdoin CollegeYesYes
Bowling Green State UniversityYesYes
Brandeis UniversityYesYes
Bridgend College (United Kingdom)Yes
Broome Community CollegeYesYes
Brunel University London (United Kingdom)Yes
Bryn Mawr CollegeYes
Buckinghamshire New University (United Kingdom)Yes
Bucknell UniversityYesYes
Bunker Hill Community CollegeYesYes
Bushenyi Core Primary Teachers' College (Uganda)Yes
Butler UniversityYesYes
Cabrillo CollegeYes
California College of the ArtsYesYes
California State Polytechnic University-PomonaYesYes
California State University-Channel IslandsYes
California State University-Dominguez HillsYes
California State University-East BayYesYes
California State University-FullertonYesYes
California State University-SacramentoYesYes