University of Colorado-Boulder officials say they're joining with 12 other North American schools in an effort to address climate change.

CU-Boulder will join the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3), which is described as consortium of schools "united to help communities achieve their climate goals and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future.

“With our university partners in UC3, we can meet the challenges of climate resiliency and sustainability. Through leadership and innovation, together we can positively impact humanity now and for generations to come," said Philip DiStefano, CU Boulder chancellor, in a statement.

CU officials pointed out that at the school, there is now a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2020 from a 2005 baseline, a 50 percent reduction by 2030, and an 80 percent reduction by 2050.

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