University Of Michigan Program Investing $1.75 Million To Help Combat Climate Change

Feb 22, 2021

University of Michigan Carbon Neutrality Acceleration Program
Credit University of Michigan / umich.edu

The University of Michigan’s Carbon Neutrality Acceleration Program is providing grant funding to  seven projects aimed at reducing net carbon emissions.  WEMU's Heather Irvine has more. 


CNAP is awarding research grants totaling $1.75 million to seven projects that address the challenge of climate change.  Program Manager Maggie Allan says the diversity of the selected projects captures how technology is needed to address carbon neutrality but also much more.  

“We know that a combination of strategies are going to be required for achieving carbon neutrality, so there isn’t one easy fix, and we need to come at from a lot of different angles and the projects we chose to fund do just that.”

 Decisions on funding allocations required a rigorous review process of potential projects.  CNAP selected projects with...  

“The strongest science and what is also going to have the most impact in the real world and so that was something that was really important for us was thinking about both the research impact and the real world impact.” 

 Projects include investigations on the carbon footprint of U-M student diets, promoting equitable heat electrification, and influencing perceptions around climate change. 

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