Interim Report Public Comment
Public Comment Period — Interim Report, President’s Task Force on Carbon Neutrality and Climate Resilience
Dear Rutgers Community,
On this, the 50th Earth Day, humanity is tackling the short-term global emergency caused by COVID-19. But our planet’s longer term and more enduring climate crisis has not gone away, and so Rutgers remains committed to developing an integrated strategy for carbon neutrality and climate resilience.
In January, the President’s Task Force on Carbon Neutrality and Climate Resilience launched the process of developing a Climate Action Plan for Rutgers, with the goal of delivering an interim report to President Barchi in May of this year and a final report in June 2021. Through the process of developing the Climate Action Plan, the Task Force is engaging with the University community and other stakeholders through a variety of channels, including town halls and social media. Part of the Task Force’s commitment to broad engagement includes a public review process of our major reports.
Accordingly, we are pleased to release a draft of the Interim Report for public comment. The report is the product of over 100 Rutgers faculty, staff, and students working together over the last three months. It includes findings from the four Town Halls that were convened in February, as well as detailed work plans that the Task Force’s seven working groups will pursue over the next phase of the planning process.
The window for public comment on the Interim report is now closed. If you still wish to submit general thoughts on any matter related to the Task Force, please use the form on the Contact Us page.
Administrative Director, President’s Task Force on Carbon Neutrality and Climate Resilience
on behalf of Robert Kopp and Kevin Lyons, co-chairs