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


Name Carbon CommitmentClimate CommitmentResilience CommitmentRace to Zero
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 Lutheran UniversityYes
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis ObispoYes
California State Polytechnic University-PomonaYesYes
California State University-Channel IslandsYes
California State University-ChicoYesYes
California State University-Dominguez HillsYes
California State University-East BayYesYes
California State University-FullertonYesYes
California State University-Long BeachYesYes
California State University-Los AngelesYesYes
California State University-Monterey BayYesYes
California State University-NorthridgeYesYes
California State University-SacramentoYesYes
California State University-San BernardinoYes
California State University-San MarcosYes
Cal Poly HumboldtYesYes
Calvin UniversityYes
Cambridge Regional College (United Kingdom)Yes
Canterbury Christ Church University (United Kingdom)Yes
Capital College (United Arab Emirates)Yes
Cardiff University (United Kingdom)Yes
Carleton CollegeYesYes
Carleton University (Canada)Yes
Carnegie Mellon UniversityYes
Case Western Reserve UniversityYesYes
Catawba CollegeYesYes
Cedar Valley Campus - Dallas CollegeYes
Cegep de Sherbrooke (Canada)Yes
Central Bedfordshire CollegeYes
Central CollegeYes
Central Community CollegeYesYes
Central Connecticut State UniversityYesYes
Central Oregon Community CollegeYes
Centre CollegeYesYes
Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (Costa Rica)Yes
Centro Regional de Geomatica - CeReGo (Argentina)Yes
Centro Universitário de Brusque – UNIFEBE (Brazil)Yes
Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden)Yes
Chandler-Gilbert Community CollegeYesYes
Chatham UniversityYesYes
Chesapeake CollegeYesYes
Cheshire College - South & West (United Kingdom)Yes
Chiba University of Commerce (Japan)Yes