Climate Resiliency

Climate Resiliency

Preparing For the Future Climate

Northeastern is taking the long view in building, operating, and renewing our buildings and infrastructure to be resilient for a changing climate. Our campus is preparing for a changing climate by actively ensuring our buildings and infrastructure are built to the latest standards for operational continuity and are designed for the long-term health and safety of the Northeastern Community.

Resilience Accomplishments on Campus

Resilience is not just about ensuring our built infrastructure is prepared for a future climate. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) defines resilience as “the ability of a social or ecological system to absorb disturbances while retaining the same basic structure and ways of functioning, the capacity of self-organization, and the capacity to adapt to stress and change.”  Facilities Management will continue to plan and implement operational preparations for future disruptions to learning and research, and being good neighbors to our host communities in times of need.

 

 

Visit the Global Resilience Institute for cutting edge research and problem solving on resilience

 

 

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Climate Justice Action Plan

Climate Justice Action Plan

Through a participatory community process, we want to create a bold new vision and roadmap for climate resilience innovation and sustainability at Northeastern.

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GHG, Energy, and Water Management

GHG, Energy, and Water Management

Northeastern University is on track to meet our pledged goal for 80% reduction in carbon emissions from 2005 levels by 2050 on a gross square foot basis of operationally-controlled buildings and transportation.

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