UCLA is developing the technologies, policies, and strategies to transition L.A. County to 100% renewable energy, 100% local water, and enhanced ecosystem health by 2050.
From understanding future climate patterns and maximizing the region’s solar potential, to understanding how gender plays a role in reducing our daily water use and revolutionizing plant and animal conservation management, we are spearheading the research necessary to define the region’s pathway to sustainability.
We have achieved big wins toward transforming Los Angeles County – from catalyzing millions in funding for new interdisciplinary research, to creating the first Environmental Report Card of any major city to evaluate progress. Our research and expertise have influenced the City of L.A.’s Green New Deal, and directly contributed to the development of L.A. County’s first-ever sustainability plan. We are moving the needle on sustainability in the region to create systemic change. Explore how with our current Happenings.
Together we will transform Los Angeles to the most livable city in the world by 2050. But achieving a sustainable future for all Angelenos requires unprecedented collaboration and investment. We need partners who see value and opportunity in one of the greatest challenges of our time.
– Professor Eric Hoek, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Over 11.5 million people will call Los Angeles County home in 2050 – increasing the pressure on our energy, water, and transportation infrastructure, while exacerbating air quality and ecosystem health problems. By successfully demonstrating sustainability practices in Los Angeles, we have a unique opportunity to serve as a leader and example for megacities across the globe looking to reduce the impacts of climate change. If we can do it in L.A., we can do it anywhere.
More than 150 UCLA faculty, researchers, and scholars are committed to tackling climate change and making the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge goals a reality. These luminaries are part of an interconnected network of the world’s top experts in sustainability.
in climate change, renewable energy, hydrology, conservation biology, transportation, air quality, environmental justice and more
including architecture and urban design, civil and environmental engineering, environmental health sciences and public policy, among others