Climate Change

"The climate change crisis is happening now, impacting California in unprecedented ways, and affecting the health and safety of too many Californians." — Governor Gavin Newsom, Executive Order N-79-20

Our Goals

Goal: Reduce our greenhouse gas emissions below 1990 levels: 25% by 2020 and 40% by 2030 (2010 Climate Action Plan).

Status: In progress. We have met our 2020 target and are pursuing our 2030 target. 

Goal: Statewide Climate Neutrality by 2045 (Governor's Executive Order B-55-18) 

Status: In progress

Highlights: Climate Change

  • Climate Action Plan was completed in 2010. SF State has achieved most goals set forth in the plan.
  • SF State is a signatory to Second Nature's Climate Commitment. 
  • SF State conducts regular campus greenhouse gas inventories. 

GHG Emissions Dashboard

Please click the button to explore our GHG emissions inventory dashboard. 


These credits recognize institutions that conduct detailed inventories of their greenhouse gas emissions and work to reduce them. SF State conducts regular inventories and has a relatively low greenhouse gas footprint due to its mild climate and sustainable commute patterns. Though SF State has reduced emissions through efficiency projects and cleaner power, we have not earned points for emissions reductions through offsets.

Air and Climate Category:
Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emission (OP 1)  Complete 5.40 / 10.00
Outdoor Air Quality (OP 2)  Complete 1.00 / 1.00