alan barreca and stephanie pincetl weigh in for the daily bruin: new uc president must prioritize addressing system’s climate change shortcomings

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Alan Barreca and Stephanie Pincetl Weigh in for The Daily Bruin: New UC President must Prioritize Addressing System’s Climate Change Shortcomings

Despite the UC’s hesitant commitment to including climate change on the docket, the regents have yet to add the issue to the official selection criteria. Alan Barreca, an associate professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, reaffirmed this sentiment in an emailed statement, in which he said that the announcement of choosing to divest from fossil fuels was more of a symbolic policy that does not directly reduce fossil fuels in isolation.  Stephanie Pincetl, a professor-in-residence at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, said in an emailed statement the new UC President should make sustainability one of their core missions for internal operations.