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Goal 13: Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

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This resource is under development and we want your help to fill it out! Use the webform below the examples to tell us about other departments, programs, projects, etc. at UMD that address the SDG locally or globally. The examples on this page are just a broad starting place to help compile meaningful involvement at UMD so that the Office of Sustainability can work with interested stakeholders to explore potential next steps.

School of Public Policy  Center for Global Sustainability

UMD Center for Global Sustainability

The Center for Global Sustainability (CGS) at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy utilizes a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to deliver research, education, and engagement for policy impact.

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Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center

Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center

The Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center is a joint center between the UMD Departments of Atmospheric and Oceanic ScienceGeology, and Geographical Sciences. ESSIC was initiated under a Cooperative Agreement with the Earth Sciences Directorate at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), the collaboration under which continues to today. ESSIC also administers the Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS), which is a joint center with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) and the National Environmental Satellite and Data Information Service (NESDIS).

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Maryland Energy Innovation Institute

Maryland Energy Innovation Institute

The Maryland Energy Innovation Institute will provide a platform to catalyze basic research into new technology while stimulating economic growth and improving millions of lives across the state of Maryland. 

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Climate Action Plan

UMD Climate Action Plan 2.0

The University of Maryland became a charter signatory of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment (now called the Carbon Commitment) in 2007 and finished its first Climate Action Plan (CAP) in 2009. 

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