UCLA signs on with other higher education leaders urging Trump to support climate action

December 19, 2016
An overwhelming majority of scientists, including numerous UCLA researchers, agree that we have to take action to curb the effects of climate change.
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A diverse group of higher education institutions signed on to an open letter addressed to President-Elect Donald Trump developed by nonprofit organization Second Nature. The letter calls for the president-elect to continue participation in the Paris Agreement, support leading scientific research to ensure well-informed policy decisions, and investments in the low carbon economy. UCLA has continued to make commitments to environmental health, having launched the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge initiative in 2013 to develop technologies, policies, and strategies to make L.A. County sustainable by 2050. In a UCLA Newsroom article, Chancellor Gene Block emphasized that as a university,”we have a deep commitment to research innovative solutions for tomorrow, to serve the greater public good and to educate the leaders of future generations.”

Source:  Letter from Higher Education Leaders on Climate Action Second Nature, 19 Dec 2016

Additional coverage imploring the President-Elect to continue climate protections: 

UCLA chancellor joins more than 170 colleges and universities urging Trump to support climate action UCLA Newsroom. 19 Dec 2016

UCLA CEE faculty, UC colleagues urge President-Elect to continue climate protections UCLA Engineering, 19 Dec 2016