- Carbon neutral by 2050
- 50% reduction of Total Carbon by 2020 relative to 2001
- 100% reduction of Purchased Electricity Carbon by 2030 relative to 2010
- 75% reduction of Scope 1 + Scope 2 Carbon by 2030 relative to 2010
- 60% reduction of Stationary Fuels Carbon by 2030 relative to 2010
- Scopes 1 and 2: -45%
- Scope 3: -66%
- Gross emissions: -52%
- Net emissions: -52%
UNH has long been a leader in climate and emissions scholarship and operational best practices. UNH was one of the Charter Signatories to the Climate Commitment in 2006. This commitment, in which we are joined by hundreds of other U.S. campuses, commits UNH to a goal of carbon neutrality and requires the university to track and publicly report its carbon footprint and maintain an up-to-date Climate Action Plan (WildCAP). UNH set an ambitious goal of halving our emissions between 2001 and 2020 and achieved those reductions before our target date. See this page for more info on goals and progress.
With the adoption of WildCAP 2021, UNH has set a new goal of reducing its primary emissions (Scope 1 and Scope 2) 75% below its 2010 emissions levels by 2030. This is in line with what scientists say is the level of reduction needed globally.