UW's Sustainability Action Plan

The UW's Climate Action Plan (CAP) was first published in 2009. In 2020, the UW adopted a new, comprehensive Sustainability Action Plan including an updated Greenhouse Gas reduction target. The Sustainability Action Plan builds on the work of the Climate Action Plan to reflect the UW's current sustainabiltiy goals.

Climate Action Plan (CAP) archive

The University of Washington first published its Climate Action Plan (CAP) in 2009 and published progress reports on its carbon reductions goal: to reduce emissions 15% below 2005 levels by 2020, and 36% below 2005 levels by 2035. Recently, the UW analyzed potential carbon reduction actions and evaluated them based on factors such as potential for carbon reduction, and financial and political costs. The findings are published in the Marginal Abatement Cost Curve.

UW Climate Action Plan Climate Action Inventory screenshot

Future Plans

Want to learn more about how the UW sets and plans to meet future carbon reduction goals? Check out these FAQs.

How UW is Doing

Interested in how the UW is doing now?

The Sustainability Dashboard provides up-to-date data on over a dozen key measures. View the full Sustainability Dashboard.

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