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Presidential Committee on Sustainability

The Presidential Committee on Sustainability (PCS), co-chaired by two faculty members and Harvard’s Executive Vice President, and managed by the Office for Sustainability, was launched in 2019 to advise Harvard’s President and leadership on the University’s sustainability priorities, vision, goals, strategy, and partnerships. 

Aiming to ensure that these are grounded in the latest research and thinking, the committee advises on how Harvard’s sustainability leadership and convening power can be leveraged and scaled to have the greatest impact beyond our campus through partnerships with cities, leading businesses, education institutions, and nonprofit organizations.  

With the Office for Sustainability, the Presidential Committee on Sustainability and its dedicated subcommittees will lead the work toward reaching Harvard’s climate goals, to be fossil fuel-neutral by 2026 and fossil fuel-free by 2050, as well as tracking progress and updating Harvard’s University-wide Sustainability Action Plan, and reducing Scope 3 emissions.