More than 50% greenhouse gas reductions from baseline
More than 2/3 less GHG-intensive than the average campus
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One of the first campuses to track carbon & nitrogen footprints
Climate & Emissions
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 emission between 2001 and 2020 and achieved those reductions before our target date.
These leadership efforts have resulted in UNHs creation and stewardship of a tool, SIMAP, used by many other campuses across the US and globe in doing their own emissions tracking
We are currently seeking comment and input on the elements of WildCAP 2021.
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April 29 Info-session, 1-2 p.m.
April 30 Info-session, 9-10 a.m.
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The UNH Durham campus's climate action plan –called “WildCAP” after the university’s wildcat mascot—consolidates the energy and climate mitigation and adaptation planning and work being done across campus into a coherent framework that guides UNH Durham.
WildCAP is written and implemented by the UNH Energy Task Force (ETF) with input from the campus community. The first version of WildCAP was published in 2009, and an update was issued in 2014.
In 2019, the ETF began working on an updated WildCAP, to be published in 2021. We are currently seeking comment on the elements of WildCAP 2021.
WildCAP 2014 Update
The Energy Task Force updated WildCAP throughout 2013-2014 to take UNH through its first target deadline of 2020.
The Sustainability Institute manages the process of updating UNH’s carbon footprint regularly and reports it to Second Nature.
- Figure: Emissions through FY19
- Presentation of UNH’s FY18 carbon footprint
- ETF Annual Report 2018 (FY17 emissions)
- FY14 Update Public Report and FY14 Technical Report
- FY11 Update Public Report and FY11 Update Technical Report
- FY09 Update Report
- FY07 Update Report
- FY05 Update Report
- 1990-2003 Executive Summary and Full Report
- 1990-2000 Executive Summary and Full Report