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about climate change at UNB

The first post-secondary institution in New Brunswick to implement a climate change action plan

UNB is the ideal setting to implement climate change solutions, as an intellectual leader in the community and a top-rated research facility. 

Towards a carbon neutral institution by 2050

UNB Sustainability developed a three-year strategy to create a Climate Change Action Plan for both campuses.

Developing the Climate Change Action Plan

Phase one

A variety of stakeholders of the Fredericton and Saint John campuses formed the Climate Change Action Plan Committee to guide the creation of the plan. 

The plan's first year focused on public consultation and engagement. The committee also determined what the campus and general community deemed as essential focus areas for a climate plan, including:

  • energy and buildings
  • procurement
  • transportation
  • waste management
  • sustainable grounds
  • sustainable food systems
  • education and programming

Phase two

The second phase included the development of baselines, targets and strategies to serve as the main content within the plan. 

This involved the creation of task forces for each focus areas, with staff, faculty, students and community members who are considered experts. 

The task force presented their data to the CCAPC for their input and approval.

Phase three

This document's creation and approval concluded the different phases of the plan's development.