Berkeley’s faculty, students and staff are making a difference on climate policy, programs and funding from Sacramento to Washington D.C. and across the planet. You can see many of these impacts in the BCCN’s Berkeley Climate Map.
To find out more about Berkeley’s wide range of climate projects email email@example.com.
Project Spotlights – Spring 2023
The Cal-THRIVES (California Toolkit for Heat Resiliency In Vulnerable Environments toolkit was developed by Max Wei and other researchers at Lawrence Berkeley Lab. The Cal-THRIVES cooling toolkit is for local and state stakeholders below with the following objectives:
- Increase awareness of heat-related vulnerability
- Identify areas that are vulnerable to extreme heat events
- Remedy the built environment, such as building retrofits & increases to tree canopy
- Enhance community and home cooling programs
- Improve social capital and connectivity at the neighborhood level
Located at Donner Pass, the Central Sierra Snow Laboratory is a research field station of UC Berkeley specializing in snow physics, snow hydrology, meteorology, climatology, and instrument design. Built in 1946 by the (then) U.S. Weather Bureau and Army Corps of Engineers, it is now managed by UC Berkeley. CSSL has a consistent record of precipitation, snowfall, snow depth, and air temperature for the periods of 1946-1952 and 1957-present.
The Green Economy Program conducts research on issues of job creation, quality, access, and training in the emergent green economy. In addition, they provide research and technical assistance to state agencies, labor, and other stakeholders who are engaged in developing and implementing policy related to energy and climate change in California and nationally.
RCNR developed its new 5-year strategic plan over the 21-22 and 22-23 school years. The new plan for the college includes a centering on “Solutions to the Climate Crisis.” Review or download the plan here.