Climate Neutrality

The science is clear: simply reducing carbon emissions is not enough to avoid catastrophic climate impacts. Rather, the world must achieve “climate neutrality,” where the uptake of greenhouse gases fully offsets emissions. Achieving this goal will require concerted, coordinated efforts to mitigate emissions from energy systems, transportation, industry, and agriculture, coupled with better land-use strategies and, potentially, carbon-removal technologies. Many countries, as well as states like California, are setting ambitious climate-neutrality goals and timelines. Meeting these will require a robust body of research to inform policy specifics. The Policy Institute works to amplify collaborative climate-related work across UC Davis and increase its use in the policy process.

UC Davis collaborators: UC Davis One ClimateJohn Muir Institute for the Environment