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
Claflin UniversityYes
Claremont McKenna CollegeYesYes
Clark Atlanta UniversityYesYes
Clarkson UniversityYesYes
Clark UniversityYesYes
Clemson UniversityYesYes
Cleveland State UniversityYes
Coastal Carolina UniversityYes
Coe CollegeYesYes
Colby CollegeYesYes
Colby-Sawyer CollegeYesYes
Colgate UniversityYesYes
College of Business, Al Ain University (United Arab Emirates)Yes
College of CharlestonYesYes
College of Lake CountyYesYes
College of Menominee NationYesYes
College of Saint BenedictYesYes
College of the AtlanticYesYes
College of the Holy CrossYesYes
Colorado CollegeYesYes
Colorado Mountain CollegeYesYes
Columbus University (Panama)Yes
Community College of PhiladelphiaYes
Comteq Computer and Business College (Philippines)Yes
Concordia College-MoorheadYes
Concordia University (Canada)Yes
Conférence Universitaire des Associations d'Étudiant.e.x.s (Switzerland)Yes
Coppin State UniversityYesYes
Cork University Hospital (Ireland)Yes
Cornell UniversityYesYes
Creighton UniversityYes
CSR Institute (Israel)Yes
Cuyahoga Community CollegeYesYes
Dallas CollegeYes
Dar Al Uloom University (Saudi Arabia)Yes
Davidson CollegeYesYes
Dawson College (Canada)Yes
De La Salle University - Dasmarinas (Philippines)Yes
Del Rosario University (Colombia)Yes
Delta CollegeYesYes
De Montfort University (United Kingdom)Yes
Denison UniversityYesYes
DePauw UniversityYesYes
Dickinson CollegeYesYes
Djolu Technical College of Rural Development (Congo)Yes
DN Colleges GroupYes
Drake UniversityYesYes
Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of ArchitectureYes
Drew UniversityYesYes
Drexel UniversityYes