big coupled data for sustainable urban systems: examples from los angeles

Stephanie Pincetl in the Daily Bruin: UCLA’s carbon neutral goals would be nice – if it could actually commit to them

Katz has said earlier in the year that if UCLA cannot transition to renewable energy, it will pursue the purchase of carbon offsets, which allow buyers to offset their emissions by investing in efforts that will take carbon out of the atmosphere.

However, Stephanie Pincetl, professor-in-residence at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, has said previously that the exact science of offsets is politically and economically fraught and that she isn’t convinced offsets work to reduce the amount of carbon in the air.