Emissions Monitoring and Reporting

Color photo of a machinery room in the UO Power Plant

As part of the updated Climate Action Plan (CAP), the University of Oregon will monitor and report emissions annually.  These efforts include:

  • UO President Michael Schill is requesting that the university's Board secretary adds an annual report on campus emissions and climate change mitigation efforts to the Board agenda.
  • President Schill will request a committee comprised of students, faculty, and staff to monitor progress on the current CAP and advise on changes to the planned update in 2024. This committee will be managed through the Vice President for Finance and Administration's (VPFA) office.
  • The Office of Sustainability will use the Sustainability Indicator Management and Analysis Platform (SIMAP) tool to track and calculate emissions.
  • The emissions inventory and annual progress reports will be published on this page. The updated CAP establishes 2010 as the baseline year for emissions since earlier records are unreliable.

The following slideshow includes infographics that show the inputs that contribute to the university's direct emissions (scopes 1 and 2) and indirect emissions (scope 3) and their relative impacts. In the 2017-2018 academic year the UO's total carbon emissions, as measured in Millions of Tons of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (MCTDe), were 55,991. This data may be imperfect due to changes in how the UO tracks and reports air travel, which will be improved in coming years. We will post other infographics and tabular data for academic year 2018 soon.