UC Berkeley has played a key role in the development of climate solutions and partnering with the state to support California's emissions reductions goals. We’re excited to build on this experience and work with our colleagues in China to address the complex global challenges ahead.
—David Ackerly, Dean of the Rausser College of Natural Resources
Drawing on expertise within the University of California system, and working in partnership with academic and research institutions in the United States and China, our program develops rigorous research to inform policymakers and support the development, diffusion and implementation of innovative climate solutions in both countries. Our research seeks to understand and address the institutional, policy and technology barriers and opportunities to decarbonize our states, provinces, cities and countries.
The Institute is a UC-wide initiative housed jointly at UC Berkeley’s School of Law Center for Law, Energy & the Environment and Rausser College of Natural Resources, and deploys the university’s resources and expertise to advance joint research on:
- Carbon Neutrality Pathways and Long-term goal-setting,
- U.S. and Chinese Subnational Climate Action,
- Power Sector Transformation,
- Low-Carbon Transportation and Zero Emission Vehicles,
- Carbon Pricing,
- Nature-Based Climate Solutions and Climate Resilience,
- Short-Lived Climate Pollutants and Methane, and
- Energy Efficiency, Public Health, and Air Quality.
Through this work, the Institute will identify and share best practices and key lessons; scale innovative climate solutions; and help inform top policy and decision makers in California and China — and beyond.
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