UNC hopes to have net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 as part of a new climate plan

By Daniel Myrick

Mike Piehler stands at the site of a shoreline restoration project March 30, 2021 at the Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City. (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

UNC has announced a new climate action plan that aims to have net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. The plan includes replacing carbon emissions with renewable energy, emphasizing sustainability and decreasing waste.

Carolina Connection’s Daniel Myrick spoke with Mike Piehler, Carolina’s Chief Sustainability Officer. He helped draft the plan and is leading its implementation. 

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.