Square Peg, Square Hole: Important Considerations in the Appointment of ACUPCC Implementation Liaisons Public Deposited

http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/graduate_projects/5q47rq74x

Descriptions

Attribute NameValues
Creator
Abstract or Summary
  • The absence of federal climate legislation in the United States has led to a growth of sub-federal and non-governmental programs to combat greenhouse gas emissions. One such program, the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) seeks to mitigate greenhouse emissions from higher education through the voluntary commitment of signatory institutions to become carbon neutral. Signatory institutions appoint an implementation liaison (IL) who is responsible for running ACUPCC activities, leading the development of a Climate Action Plan (CAP), and reporting on progress to the ACUPCC. Accountability is an important element in voluntary programs such as the ACUPCC, and assessing the factors that lead to program success and program accountability is critical to this endeavor. This paper seeks to understand the role that the implementation liaison’s background and capacity within the institution plays in successful implementation of the ACUPCC. Through logistic analysis of ACUPCC signatories’ implementation profiles and their reporting status, this paper presents evidence that the role of implementation liaisons in their respective institution has a significant effect on compliance with ACUPCC deadlines. Institutions which appoint implementation liaisons who specialize in sustainability or environmental issues or are from environmentally-based offices on campus are less likely to be delinquent in their reporting requirements than institutions whose IL comes from a non-environmental background or office.
Resource Type
Date Available
Date Copyright
Date Issued
Degree Level
Degree Name
Degree Field
Degree Grantor
Advisor
Committee Member
Academic Affiliation
Keyword
Rights Statement
Publisher
Peer Reviewed
Language
Replaces
Additional Information
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Deanne Bruner(deanne.bruner@oregonstate.edu) on 2014-05-16T20:49:34Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 Tuttle - Final MPP Draft.pdf: 341289 bytes, checksum: 9c7411239edc07bd83fffb7c10a04b69 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Submitted by Brent Steel (bsteel@oregonstate.edu) on 2014-05-16T16:19:48Z No. of bitstreams: 1 Tuttle - Final MPP Draft.pdf: 341289 bytes, checksum: 9c7411239edc07bd83fffb7c10a04b69 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2014-05-16T20:49:34Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 Tuttle - Final MPP Draft.pdf: 341289 bytes, checksum: 9c7411239edc07bd83fffb7c10a04b69 (MD5) Previous issue date: 2014-05-15

Relationships

Parents:

This work has no parents.

Last modified

Downloadable Content

Download PDF

Items