Why climate change

UNB has a responsibility to demonstrate leadership

New Brunswick emissions in 2011UNB recognizes that climate change is currently one of the most urgent and important issues faced by society. As an institution of higher education, UNB has a responsibility to demonstrate leadership through a commitment to reduce carbon emissions and to prepare and adapt to future climate related events.

By establishing a CCAP, UNB would be able to indicate emission baselines and targets in an attempt to mitigate the institution’s overall influence towards climate change.

Coping with upcoming challenges

Climate change is anticipated to impact Fredericton and Saint John with increased severe weather events, localized flooding and increased health concerns due to extreme heat.

The plan will outline adaptation strategies to cope with these expected upcoming challenges. The creation of a CCAP aligns closely with the University's Strategic Plan as it contributes to an exceptional transformative student experience, ensures financial resilience and responsibility, and works towards building a better university and province.