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Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Five-Year Work Plan (Full Report)

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UCLA launched its first Grand Challenge: Sustainable LA – Thriving in a Hotter Los Angeles, a novel and ambitious campus-wide research endeavor to tackle sustainability in Los Angeles County through innovations in science, technology, and policy. The Sustainable LA Grand Challenge aligns faculty, researchers, students, partner institutions, managers, policymakers, and community stakeholders around the objective of developing a research-based action plan to achieve three key goals in Los Angeles County by 2050:Power 100 percent of energy and transportation needs withrenewable energy; obtain 100 percent of water supply from sources within LosAngeles County; and to enhance ecosystem health together with human health and wellbeing. As outlined in the Five-Year Work Plan, between 2015-2020, UCLA faculty, researchers, students, and numerous partners will pursue more than 100 innovative research projects critical to charting a pathway for Los Angeles County to achieve the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge goals by 2050.

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